The serial position effect of free recall

@article{Murdock1962TheSP,
  title={The serial position effect of free recall},
  author={Murdock and Brandon Bennet},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Psychology},
  year={1962},
  volume={64},
  pages={482-488}
}
  • Murdock, B. Bennet
  • Published 1 November 1962
  • Economics
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology
The serial position curve is characterized by a steep, possibly exponential, primacy effect extending over the 1st 3 or 4 words in the list, an S-shaped recency effect extending over the last 8 words in the list, and a horizontal asymptote spanning the primacy and recency effect. The shape of the cu 
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