EFFECTS OF TARGET VALUE AND THE INTERACTION OF SHORT-AND LONG-TERM MEMORIES ON HUMAN INFORMATION PROCESSING.
Technical rept. no. 1, 1 Sep 64-31 Aug 65,
MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST
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Six major experiments were conducted to examine the effects of target value upon the reporting of briefly exposed symbolic data and to consider the interaction of this variable with a proposed interaction between short- and long-term memory. The accuracy of reporting the high-valued stimuli was, in general, superior to that of the low-valued stimuli but this relationship appeared to depend upon the method of payoff employed. It was also found that as the number of values exceeded two, there were decreasing levels of accuracy. It was concluded that completely unfamiliar, non-naturally sequenced stimuli would have to be used to successfully investigate the relationship between short- and long-term memory. Author