Unformatted text preview: 2. What is incidental learning? How do researchers typically study incidental learning? Incidental learning is a process where the subject is unaware of the series of trials that are to come in the near future. For example, if a subject is participating in a study where memory is studied through levels of processing and the subject is told that there will be a memory test after the presentation of some of the words in the first trial then the subject might be using a different type of processing than the one that is attempted to be studied. Advanced Questions: 1. A friend reads you a phone number to put in your cell phone’s phonebook. Approximately how long do you have to put this number into your phonebook before you forget it? An individual has approximately 20-30 seconds to put the number into the phonebook before forgetting the number....
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- Spring '10
- Psychology, Incidental Learning, Corinne Townsend Lab