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Similarity and contrast in memory for relations.

Authors
  • Begg, I
Type
Published Article
Journal
Memory & cognition
Publication Date
Sep 01, 1978
Volume
6
Issue
5
Pages
509–517
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3758/BF03198239
PMID: 24203384
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The paper reports four experiments concerned with memory for sets of categorically related or unrelated nouns, as a function of the extent to which initial processing focused on categorical or distinctive features of the nouns. The general finding is that distinctive features are valuable for later intracategory discrimination in recall and recognition, but categorical features are not, as judged by cued recall, recognition, measures of association between items, and categorical intrusion errors. A theoretical framework, based on the diagnostic value of features for various classifications, is offered as an account of the results.

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