Psychonomic Science

, Volume 28, Issue 4, pp 193–195 | Cite as

Recognition and recall of related and unrelated words

  • Howard H. Kendler
  • James W. Ward
Human Memory, Learning, and Thinking Memory


College students were trained to discriminate between sets of either related (R) or unrelated (U) words and were then given a recall test, followed by a recognition test. Results indicated that when equated for the amount of practice, R words were recalled more easily than they were recognized, but recognition was superior to recall for U words. The results are interpreted within a framework that distinguishes between different attributes of words and between storage and retrieval of memory traces.


Memory Trace Recall Test Discrimination Training Delay Period Category Label 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Howard H. Kendler
    • 1
  • James W. Ward
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA

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