Adaptation-level theory and the free recall of mixed-frequency lists
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Subjects learned a list containing both high-frequency (common) and low-frequency (rare) words after learning five lists of either high-or low-frequency words. As predicted by adaptation-level theory, preexposure to lists at one frequency made words at that same frequency more difficult to learn relative to words at other frequencies. © 1982, Psychonomic Society, Inc.. All rights reserved.
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.3758/BF03334792
Publication InfoRubin, DC; & Corbett, S (1982). Adaptation-level theory and the free recall of mixed-frequency lists. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society, 20(1). pp. 27-29. 10.3758/BF03334792. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/18990.
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Juanita M. Kreps Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
For .pdfs of all publications click here My main research interest has been in long-term memory, especially for complex (or "real-world") stimuli. This work includes the study of autobiographical memory