Significance and Functions of Repetition

  • A. A. Smirnov
Part of the Monographs in Psychology book series (MOPSY)


The positive role of repetition in the processes of memory is well known and yet there are many (and, in many cases, justified) objections raised against overestimating its effect if one regards repetition as a simple, mechanical sequence of impressions or actions without genuinely conscious human activity.


Weak Factor Exact Copy Thinking Activity Mechanical Sequence Mental Force 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Smirnov
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of PsychologyAcademy of Pedagogical SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Moscow State University and Moscow City Pedagogical InstituteRussia

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