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Multiple processes in prospective memory retrieval: factors determining monitoring versus spontaneous retrieval.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16131267     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Theoretically, prospective memory retrieval can be accomplished either by controlled monitoring of the environment for a target event or by a more reflexive process that spontaneously responds to the presence of a target event. These views were evaluated in Experiments 1-4 by examining whether performing a prospective memory task produced costs on the speed of performing the ongoing task. In Experiment 5, the authors directly tested for the existence of spontaneous retrieval. The results supported the multiprocess theory (M. A. McDaniel & G. O. Einstein, 2000) predictions that (a) spontaneous retrieval can occur and can support good prospective memory and (b) depending on task demands and individual differences, people rely to different degrees on monitoring versus spontaneous retrieval for prospective remembering.
Gilles O Einstein; Mark A McDaniel; Ruthann Thomas; Sara Mayfield; Hilary Shank; Nova Morrisette; Jennifer Breneiser
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of experimental psychology. General     Volume:  134     ISSN:  0096-3445     ISO Abbreviation:  J Exp Psychol Gen     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-08-31     Completed Date:  2006-01-11     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502587     Medline TA:  J Exp Psychol Gen     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  327-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Department of Psychology, Furman University, Greenville, SC 29613, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Decision Making
Memory, Short-Term*
Paired-Associate Learning*
Psychomotor Performance
Reaction Time*

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