Part-set cuing effects in younger and older adults.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In 3 experiments, the authors examined part-set cuing effects in younger and older adults. Participants heard lists of category exemplars and later recalled them. Recall was uncued or cued with a subset of studied items. In Experiment 1, participants were cued with some of the category names, and they remembered fewer never-cued categories than a free-recall condition. In Experiment 2, a similar effect was observed for category exemplar cues. There was also an age difference: By some measures, a small number of cues impaired older adults more than younger. Experiment 3 replicated this result and found that older adults were disproportionately slow in the presence of cues. Across experiments, older adults showed robust part-set cuing effects, and sometimes, they were disproportionately impaired by cues.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Marsh, EJ; Dolan, PO; Balota, DA; Roediger, HL

Published Date

  • March 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 134 - 144

PubMed ID

  • 15065937

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1939-1498

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0882-7974

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037/0882-7974.19.1.134


  • eng