Title

Aging and the von restorff isolation effect in short/term memory

Document Type

Article

Publication Source

Journal of General Psychology

Publication Date

1982-01-01

Volume

106

Issue

1

First Page

69

Last Page

76

Abstract

College students (n = 36) and elderly persons (n = 28 females, eight males; 60–83 years old) were compared on an immediate-memory task involving an outstanding item in the center of the array. The college students remembered the outstanding item well, the elderly did not. Both groups displayed better overall performance for the list containing the outstanding item. The results are discussed in terms of differences in processing strategies. © 1982 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

DOI

10.1080/00221309.1982.9710974

https://doi.org/10.1080/00221309.1982.9710974

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