Date of Award
Master of Arts
Examples of information about knowledge in memory are described, and two conceptualizations of the source of such information--the partial recall hypothesis and the closed-loop theory--are reviewed. Wearing (1970) conducted a study to support the closed-loop theory using 60 CVC pairs in a paired-associate task with recall measure and confidence ratings. An attempt is made to replicate and extend some of his findings. Some are replicated, except for one finding with which he supported closed-loop theory. With support for closed-loop theory thus reduced, the partial recall hypothesis seems more plausible.
Watkins, Thomas Beverly, "Closed-loop theory and the partial recall hypothesis : explanations of the sources of information about knowledge in memory" (1975). Master's Theses. 1132.