Recency Effect in Psychology: Definition & Example


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The recency effect is BEST defined as:

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1. The serial position curve shows:

2. Which of the following is NOT true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo helps you assess your understanding of the recency effect. You will be quizzed on terms like CVCs and serial position curve.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet combo to review the following:

  • Definition of the recency effect
  • What the serial position curve shows
  • Usefulness of CVCs

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the recency effect
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the first psychologist to study the serial position curve and CVCs in relation to human memory
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main concepts, such as primacy effect and recency effect

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled Recency Effect in Psychology: Definition & Example. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the recency effect
  • Compare and contrast the recency effect and primacy effect
  • Identify what the serial position curve states
  • Define CVC