Typical PM targets are not typically better than atypical PM targets: Underlying mechanisms of Prospective Memory retrieval
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Master of Arts (MA)
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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 PAMâ€™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.
Lee, Ji hae, "Typical PM targets are not typically better than atypical PM targets: Underlying mechanisms of Prospective Memory retrieval" (2010). All Theses and Dissertations (ETDs). 786.
Permanent URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.7936/K73X84R1