Author's School

Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Author's Department/Program

Psychology

Language

English (en)

Date of Award

1-1-2010

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Chair and Committee

Mark McDaniel

Abstract

In two experiments, predictions from the discrepancy-plus-search view: e.g., McDaniel & Einstein, 2000) were tested against predictions from the familiarity view: McDaniel, 1995) and the preparatory attentional and memory processes theory: PAM; Smith, 2003). Discrepancy was manipulated by mismatching the actual and the expected category typicality of PM targets while familiarity was manipulated by the category typicality of PM targets alone. Consistent with PAM’s prediction, higher PM performance with significant monitoring was found in the conditions where typical category exemplars served as nontargets. While the significant monitoring limited the opportunity for discrepancy to facilitate PM performance, further analyses hinted at a potential effect of discrepancy on PM performance. The implications of the findings are discussed under several theoretical frameworks.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.7936/K73X84R1

Comments

Permanent URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.7936/K73X84R1

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