Retrieval-induced forgetting: Evidence for a recall-specific mechanism

  title={Retrieval-induced forgetting: Evidence for a recall-specific mechanism},
  author={Michael C. Anderson and Elizabeth Ligon Bjork and Robert A. Bjork},
  journal={Psychonomic Bulletin \& Review},
Previous work has shown that recalling information from long-term memory can impair the long-term retention of related representations—a phenomenon known as retrieval-induced forgetting (Anderson, Bjork, & Bjork, 1994). We report an experiment in which the question of whether retrieval is necessary to induce this form of impairment was examined. All the subjects studied six members from each of eight taxonomic categories (e.g.,fruit orange). In the competitive practice condition, the subjects… 
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