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dc.contributor.advisor Watkins, Michael J.
dc.creatorCampbell, Madeline
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T08:23:01Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T08:23:01Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/17660
dc.description.abstract The levels-of-processing effect is extraordinarily, even puzzlingly, robust. It occurs even when a memory test is expected, ample study time is given, and deep processing is encouraged regardless of orienting task. Thus, processing appears to be "fixed" by the requirements of the orienting task. This enigma is explored in a selective remembering procedure involving the recall of words of arbitrarily varying values. After verifying that selectivity is substantially localized at the encoding rather than the recall stage of the remembering process (Experiment 1), recall was found to be selective despite the imposition of an orienting task and regardless of whether item values were assigned according to the items' semantic category (Experiment 2) or entirely at random (Experiment 3). Indeed, no evidence was found for any effect at all of orienting tasks on selectivity (Experiment 4). Orienting tasks do not, after all, universally dominate the encoding process.
dc.format.extent 67 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectCognitive psychology
dc.title Selective remembering in an orienting-task paradigm
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Psychology
thesis.degree.discipline Social Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
dc.identifier.citation Campbell, Madeline. "Selective remembering in an orienting-task paradigm." (2004) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/17660.


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