Forgetting versus Facilitation : The Fate of Nontested Information in the Testing Effect
The testing effect is an established memory phenomenon that demonstrates that retrieval enhances memory relative to restudying. Testing effects can be both direct and indirect. One example of an indirect effect of testing is retrieval-induced forgetting (RIFO), in which taking a test on a subset of information can actually impair recall of related, but nontested information. Recent research has also demonstrated retrieval-induced facilitation (RIFA), the opposite pattern, in which testing on a subset of information enhances memory for related but non-tested information. The present study sought ...
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