The effects of emotion on tip-of-the-tongue states.

  title={The effects of emotion on tip-of-the-tongue states.},
  author={Bennett L. Schwartz},
  journal={Psychonomic bulletin & review},
  volume={17 1},
Tip-of-the-tongue states (TOTs) are judgments of the likelihood of imminent retrieval for items currently not recalled. In the present study, the relation of emotion to the experience of TOTs is explored. Emotion-inducing questions (e.g., "What is the term for ritual suicide in Japan?") were embedded among neutral questions (e.g., "What is the capital of Denmark?"). Participants attempted to recall the answers and, if unsuccessful, were asked if they were in a TOT and given a recognition test… CONTINUE READING

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