Serial position effect

IB Psychology: Serial position effect

The serial position effect, a term coined by Hermann Ebbinghaus, refers to the finding that recall accuracy varies as a function of an item"s position within a study list. When asked to recall a list of items in any order people tend to begin recall with the end of the list, recalling those items best. This is known as recency effect. Among earlier list items, the first few items are recalled more frequently than the...

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