The effect of monetary incentive on amount and rate of free recall in older and younger adults.

Abstract

In a single-trial, free-recall experiment, older and younger adults received either 0, 5, or 50 cents for each word recalled from a 24-word list. Each subject served in each of the incentive conditions. It was hypothesized that monetary incentive would increase the degree of task involvement for older subjects and result in a noticeable reduction in the… (More)

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