Toward an episodic context account of retrieval-based learning: dissociating retrieval practice and elaboration.

@article{Lehman2014TowardAE,
  title={Toward an episodic context account of retrieval-based learning: dissociating retrieval practice and elaboration.},
  author={Melissa Lehman and Megan Almeda Smith and Jeffrey D. Karpicke},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  year={2014},
  volume={40 6},
  pages={1787-94}
}
We tested the predictions of 2 explanations for retrieval-based learning; while the elaborative retrieval hypothesis assumes that the retrieval of studied information promotes the generation of semantically related information, which aids in later retrieval (Carpenter, 2009), the episodic context account proposed by Karpicke, Lehman, and Aue (in press) assumes that retrieval alters the representation of episodic context and improves one's ability to guide memory search on future tests. Subjects… CONTINUE READING