The effect of context variability on source memory.

@article{Marsh2006TheEO,
  title={The effect of context variability on source memory.},
  author={Richard L. Marsh and Gabriel I. Cook and Jason L. Hicks},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  year={2006},
  volume={34 8},
  pages={1578-86}
}
High-context-variability (HCV) items are experienced in many more preexperimental semantic contexts than are low-context-variability (LCV) items. LCV confers an advantage to recognition memory (Steyvers & Malmberg, 2003). In the present study, we tested whether or not that advantage could be causedby enhanced source memory. Both context variability and word frequency were manipulated, and both factors generally affected source monitoring. Accuracy was better for LCV items than for HCV items and… CONTINUE READING