Methods - suppressed related words serve to block retrieval...

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Methods: naming famous people from pictures answering trivia questions Results: TOT levels are fairly low (BUT STILL OCCUR) often recall the first letter and the number of syllables of the target when reporting  a TOT state names of famous people, acquaintances, and famous landmarks are especially  susceptible to TOT states What causes TOT states? retrieval blocking: activation of items in memory that are similar to the target (called  'interlopers') compete with the target during a memory searchthus, the retrieval of the target is 
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Unformatted text preview: suppressed related words serve to block retrieval incomplete activation: an initial memory cue may not activate a target word or name enough for retrieval of target related words facilitate eventual retrieval How are TOT states resolved? more resolutions occur when Ss varied their search strategies, rather than sticking to a single strategy phonological cues, such as initials of famous names (Brennen et al., 1990) help to narrow search and resolve TOT state...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.

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