Revisiting the role of recollection in item versus forced-choice recognition memory.

@article{Cook2005RevisitingTR,
  title={Revisiting the role of recollection in item versus forced-choice recognition memory.},
  author={Gabriel I. Cook and Richard L. Marsh and Jason L. Hicks},
  journal={Psychonomic bulletin & review},
  year={2005},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={
          720-5
        }
}
Many memory theorists have assumed that forced-choice recognition tests can rely more on familiarity, whereas item (yes-no) tests must rely more on recollection. In actuality, several studies have found no differences in the contributions of recollection and familiarity underlying the two different test formats. Using word frequency to manipulate stimulus characteristics, the present study demonstrated that the contributions of recollection to item versus forced-choice tests is variable. Low… CONTINUE READING
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