THE INFLUENCE OF ONE RECALL UPON A SUBSEQUENT RECALL OF INCOMPLETELY LEARNED MATERIAL: A PILOT INVESTIGATION
MARYLAND UNIV BALTIMORE DENTAL SCHOOL
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A short passage was read twice to 20 college students. Two weeks later the subjects were allotted 7 min. to list recalled items from the story the papers were checked at 1-min. intervals. At the end of the 50 min. class period, the subjects were given 7 min. for a second recall in which they were urged not to repeat ideas they had previously listed. The first recall period produced the majority of correct responses, but the rate of production decreased from the first to the seventh minute. After the delay the subjects were able to recall the ideas more easily than during the last 4 min. of the first recall. The new ideas recalled in the second period would probably not have appeared in an extended first recall.