Testing protects against proactive interference in face-name learning.

@article{Weinstein2011TestingPA,
  title={Testing protects against proactive interference in face-name learning.},
  author={Yana Weinstein and Kathleen B McDermott and Karl K Szpunar},
  journal={Psychonomic bulletin & review},
  year={2011},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={
          518-23
        }
}
Learning face-name pairings at a social function becomes increasingly more difficult the more individuals one meets. This phenomenon is attributable to proactive interference--the negative influence of prior learning on subsequent learning. Recent evidence suggests that taking a memory test can alleviate proactive interference in verbal list learning paradigms. We apply this technique to face-name pair learning. Participants studied four lists of 12 face-name pairings and either attempted to… CONTINUE READING
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