This results in more memories for events closest to the present, a recency effect.
The recency effect is when the person recalls items presented at the end of the list earlier and more often.
It produces the same primacy and recency effects found in earlier studies.
These results went against the predictions of a short-term memory model, where no recency effect would be expected in either initial or final free recall.
The recency effect is reduced when an interfering task is given.
Two traditional classes of theories explain the recency effect.
The recency effect describes the increased recall of the most recent information because it is still in the short-term memory.
Several types of experiments can be done to test the recency effect for free recall.
It was initially hidden because of the possibility of the recency effect.
Unfortunately, some of these studies found a recency effect in impression formation.