Effects of part-set cuing on reminiscence

Percept Mot Skills. 2007 Dec;105(3 Pt 1):1015-22. doi: 10.2466/pms.105.3.1015-1022.


Part-set cuing has frequently been found to inhibit the recall of previously learned information; see Nickerson's 1984 work. This study investigated whether negative part-set cuing effects extend to the disruption of reminiscence, the production of new items, on a delayed second recall trial. 64 psychology students from local Further Education colleges volunteered to participate. Following random assignment to conditions participants were presented 20 unrelated words at 2-sec. intervals. After a 30-sec. interference task participants free recalled. After a delay of 5 or 30 min., part icipants recalled a second time either with or without cues. Part-set cuing inhibited the production of new words (reminiscences). Time delay, however, had no effect on reminiscence.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Cues*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Inhibition, Psychological*
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Male
  • Memory*
  • Mental Recall
  • Middle Aged
  • Models, Psychological
  • Research Design
  • Task Performance and Analysis
  • Time Factors