recency effect


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recency effect

(re'sen-se)
The tendency to recall recent events under the assumption that they are normal even if they are abnormal. This effect may sometimes result in misdiagnosis.
Synonym: recency bias
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The u-shaped curve with prominent primacy and recency effects is consistent with the general patterns reported in serial positioning studies (Wright, 2007; Castro & Larsen, 1992).
The purpose of this study is to examine whether initial justice perceptions are consistently influential over time on OCB, creating a primacy effect, or if later justice perceptions are more influential on OCB than initial ones, creating a recency effect.
Thus, we were interested in determining whether this new measure would follow the serial position curve usually observed in old age, wherein the recency effect (i.
Of the two, the recency effect is most pertinent here given its ability to conceptualise the way the pornography and violence towards women become fused in the novel.
The primacy effect causes consumers to favor brands they saw advertised first, while the recency effect causes consumers to favor brands they saw advertised most recently (Brunel & Nelson, 2003; Biswas, Grewal, & Roggeveen, 2010; Longinova, 2009; Murphy, Hofacker, & Mizerski, 2006; Scott, 2005).
the inherent directionality of the relation between the target object and the relatum and b) the recency effect of working memory.
Gruber (1987) proposed the recency effect as the framework for extending Baldwin and Howard's (1983) study.
Because positive response options appear last on the HCAHPS survey, the positive telephone and active IVR effects may in part represent a cognitive effect known as the recency effect, meaning a tendency to pick the last option within a list with an auditory rather than visual presentation (Baddeley and Hitch 1977).
Third, a recency effect revealed that participants remembered significantly more phrases from the second story versus first story heard, F(1,14) = 6.
As far as the recency effect (a tendency to transfer more from the foreign language actively used by the speaker) is concerned, it was proven a significant factor e.
Thus, while both passages clearly showed a primacy effect (higher recall for IUs in first paragraphs than in middle paragraphs) and the Kuiper text clearly showed a recency effect (higher recall for IUs in last paragraphs than in middle paragraphs), our recall scoring method may not have identified a recency effect in the Sensors text.
On the other hand, a recency effect occurs when the final communication has the greater consequence on persuasion--or, more simply, it is better to "have the last word" (Lana, 1963).
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