The Word-Length Effect in Probed and Serial Recall

@article{Avons1994TheWE,
  title={The Word-Length Effect in Probed and Serial Recall},
  author={S. Avons and K. Wright and K. Pammer},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology},
  year={1994},
  volume={47},
  pages={207 - 231}
}
The word-length effect in immediate serial recall has been explained as the possible consequence of rehearsal processes or of output processes. In the first experiment adult subjects heard lists of five long or short words while engaging in articulatory suppression during presentation. Full serial recall or probed recall for a single item followed the list either immediately or after a 5-second delay to encourage rehearsal. The word-length effect was not influenced by recall delay, but was much… Expand

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