Post-Rest Upswing and Downswing
The history of the attempts to describe and explain the phenomenon of “warm-up” or “initial upswing” closely parallels that of reminiscence and indeed reveals in microcosm the history of experimental psychology. There is the rise and fall of complex theories accompanied by a shift from generality to specificity. Although warm-up has frequently been studied for its own sake, its importance in the study of reminiscence has been largely the result of the theory of Ammons (1947a) which stated that reminiscence measures as indices of reactive inhibition were distorted by the occurrence of warm-up. However warm-up had been observed long before this and so this theory will be considered later on in this chapter.
KeywordsConditioned Inhibition Criterion Task Rest Interval Reactive Inhibition Practice Period
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