Retrieval-induced forgetting in implicit memory tests: The role of test awareness

  title={Retrieval-induced forgetting in implicit memory tests: The role of test awareness},
  author={Gino Camp and Diane Pecher and Henk G. Schmidt},
  journal={Psychonomic Bulletin \& Review},
Retrieval practice with particular items in memory may result in decreased recall of different, semantically related, items. This retrieval-induced forgetting effect has been demonstrated in studies using explicit memory tests. Anderson and Spellman (1995) have attributed retrieval-induced forgetting to inhibitory mechanisms. This hypothesis predicts similar effects in implicit memory tasks. In our first experiment, using Anderson and Spellman’s original paradigm, retrieval-induced forgetting… 
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  • M. Verde
  • Psychology
    Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition
  • 2013
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