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Udeozor_Homework 1 - Valerie Udeozor Due: September 6, 2011...

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Valerie Udeozor Due: September 6, 2011 Cognitive Psychology Lab Instructor: Alison Phillips Homework 1 1. The “testing effect” is a peculiar occurrence in which a person’s retention of given material is increased more by being tested on the material than repeatedly studying it. Regarding indirect (i.e. mediated) effects, the testing enhances learning not by itself, but by means of other processes. These effects of frequent testing include more consistent studying, gaining knowledge from feedback, and guidance on future study of material that has not yet been optimally retained. Conversely, direct (i.e. unmediated) effects display improvement of learning and long-term retention due to testing itself, as opposed to correlated practices. 2. Roediger and Karpicke argue that Gates’ techniques would not have always “hold up to today’s standards” due to some limitations of his experiment. First, Gates’ results demonstrated no recitation effect for first graders, implicating that the effect may occur
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