Judgment of recency under steady-state conditions

James V. Hinrichs, Herman Buschke

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Assessed judgment of recency (JOR) of sequentially presented items in 8 undergraduate Ss. Each S received 8 different sequences of 250 items, each item being 1 of 8 letters of the alphabet. The items were distributed within the sequences so that each of the possible intervals, 1-15, between successive presentations of the same item occurred approximately equally often. Mean JOR was a negatively accelerated increasing function of the actual recency, with the proportion of perfect judgments declining from 100% to chance performance after about 9 intervening presentations. The Weber-Fechner psychophysical function accurately described the mean, median, and variance of recency judgments and of the proportional constant error function. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)574-579
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Experimental Psychology
Issue number4 PART 1
StatePublished - Dec 1968
Externally publishedYes


  • recency judgment, steady-state conditions

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  • Medicine(all)

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