Title

The isolation effect in children’s short term memory

Document Type

Article

Publication Source

Journal of General Psychology

Publication Date

1981-01-01

Volume

105

Issue

2

First Page

215

Last Page

223

Abstract

Two short-term memory probe experiments involving the isolation effect (IE) were each done with two groups of children (5–6 and 9–11 years). Strong evidence was found for the IE. In simultaneously presented lists there was evidence for an overall list facilitation due to isolation, and younger children actually performed better on the isolate. The IE in children was described as a short-term perceptual process which is more active in younger than in older children. © 1981 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

DOI

10.1080/00221309.1981.9921074

https://doi.org/10.1080/00221309.1981.9921074

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