The Psychological Record

, Volume 40, Issue 3, pp 429–436 | Cite as

Using The Link Mnemonic to Remember Errands

  • Kenneth L. Higbee
  • Charvel Clawson
  • Lance Delano
  • Sue Campbell
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Abstract

The link mnemonic has been investigated in several studies on serial learning of word lists. We were interested in some variables affecting its use in a serial learning task with more complexity and ecological validity, remembering a list of everyday errands. Two experiments found that college students using the link mnemonic showed higher recall than control students for lists of 15 and 22 errands, both for free recall and for ordered recall. Delayed recall after 48 hours showed that the mnemonic aided retention as well as acquisition of the errands. The results also indicated that many uninstructed control subjects use mnemonics spontaneously.

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© Association of Behavior Analysis International 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth L. Higbee
    • 1
  • Charvel Clawson
    • 1
  • Lance Delano
    • 1
  • Sue Campbell
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychology, 1001 SWKTBrigham Young UniversityProvoUSA

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