Effect of Material Organization on Memory in an Incidental Learning Task Performed under Repeated Maintenance

Salvador Algarabel, Arcadio Gotor, José Luis Miralles
2009 Quaderns de Psicología  
The present paper investigates the effect of organizational variables on long term retention of material recycled under maintenance rehearsal. Subjects repeated a series of words as a distracting task, expecting to be tested on the recall of numbers (GLENBERG & ADAMS, 1978). An unexpected test on the recall of words showed the superiority of the recall of organized words, and a significant interaction of organization by time spent in repetition of the distractor material. The present
more » ... because of the requirement of written, and not oral, repetition of the distractor material, is a more stringent test of the postulated consequences of type I rehearsal according to leve1 of processing theory. The usefulness of the clear-cut distinction between type I and type II processing is put into question. El estudio de los efectos de la repetición, repaso, o ejercicio, según quiera llamársele, ha sido un tema de interés primario para la psicología
doi:10.5565/rev/qpsicologia.590 fatcat:62o45yteyzbsfdtkikbt3vvrwy