Primacy Effect in Psychology: Definition & Overview


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The primacy effect is a associated with which aspect of psychology?

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1. The primacy and recency effects together comprise the:

2. According to the primacy effect, given a list of 20 items, which items have the greatest odds of being remembered later?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the primacy effect and how it influences memory. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include memory and serial position effect.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Primacy effect association
  • Primacy and recency effects together
  • Primacy effect example
  • Aspect of memory responsible for primacy effect
  • Primacy effect definition

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related primacy effect lesson
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as primacy effect and recency effect
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the primacy effect

Additional Learning

To learn more about the primacy effect and how it impacts memory, review the lesson on Primacy Effect in Psychology: Definition & Overview. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Define primacy effect and recency effect
  • Identify the serial position effect
  • Understand examples of serial position effect