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Test-Induced Priming Impairs Source Monitoring Accuracy in the DRM Procedure

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>07/2011
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition
Issue number4
Number of pages7
Pages (from-to)1001-1007
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Three experiments investigated the effects of test-induced priming (TIP) on false recognition in the Deese/Roediger-McDermott procedure (Deese, 1959; Roediger & McDermott, 1995). In Experiment 1, TIP significantly increased false recognition for participants who made old/new decisions at test but not for participants who made remember/know judgments or were given diagnostic information to help them avoid false recognition. In Experiment 2, a TIP effect was observed with old/new recognition but not when participants were required to remember whether study items were spoken by a male or a female speaker. In Experiment 3, false recognition increased when critical lures were preceded by 10 studied items but not when preceded by 5 studied and 5 unstudied items from the same list. These findings suggest that TIP increases false recognition by disrupting source monitoring processes.