On the Very Long-Term Retention of Knowledge Acquired Through Formal Education: Twelve Years of Cognitive Psychology

@article{Conway1991OnTV,
  title={On the Very Long-Term Retention of Knowledge Acquired Through Formal Education: Twelve Years of Cognitive Psychology},
  author={Martin A. Conway and Gillian Cohen and Nicola Stanhope},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Psychology: General},
  year={1991},
  volume={120},
  pages={395-409}
}
Former students (N=373) of a course in cognitive psychology (CP), conducted between 1978 and 1989, completed memory tests to assess retention of CP. Memory for proper names of researchers, concepts, and conceptual relations varied with retention interval (RI), and memory performance declined over the first 36 months of retention and then stabilized at above-chance levels for the remainder of the retention period. Memory for general facts from the course and research methods did not, however… Expand

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