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Item Recognition Memory and the Receiver Operating Characteristic


Heathcote, A, Item Recognition Memory and the Receiver Operating Characteristic, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition, 29, (6) pp. 1210-1230. ISSN 0278-7393 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1037/0278-7393.29.6.1210


Four experiments were conducted to investigate the effects of study time, study repetition, semantic and orthographic similarity, and category length on item recognition memory receiver operating characteristics (ROCs). Analyses of ROC shape rejected A. P. Yonelinas's (1994) dual-process model. The normal unequal variance signal-detection model provided a better account of the data, except for a small but consistent excess of high-confidence errors. It was found that z-transformed ROC slope was increased by similarity, category length, and study item repetition, rejecting R. Ratcliff, G. McKoon, and M. Tindall's (1994) "constancy-of-slopes" generalization for these variables, but slope was relatively unaffected by massed study time.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Cognitive and computational psychology
Research Field:Decision making
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in psychology
UTAS Author:Heathcote, A (Professor Andrew Heathcote)
ID Code:99777
Year Published:2003
Web of Science® Times Cited:99
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2015-04-09
Last Modified:2015-05-11

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