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The Isolation Effect in Free Recall and Recognition
Gerrit van Dam, Joan Peeck, Michèle Brinkerink and Usmar Gorter
The American Journal of Psychology
Vol. 87, No. 3 (Sep., 1974), pp. 497-504
Published by: University of Illinois Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1421391
Page Count: 8
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The isolation effect was studied in an experiment which measured, in different groups, either free recall or recognition of a series of words, each series containing one isolated item. An isolation effect was obtained in free recall but not in recognition. The results are discussed in terms of the retrieval mechanisms operating in free recall.
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