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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There was clear evidence of a primacy effect extending over several items, and also a marked recency effect which was more limited in extent.
Prior research suggests that recency effects are robust across experimental settings.
The recency effect potentially mediates this interference, as the last image seen is presumably still in working memory (Talmi & Goshen-Gottsein, 2006).
To control for commercials aired at the hour/half-hour mark and those aired at other times, we only look at those aired within a program when the recency effect discussed above would be the strongest.
For words and consonants the d[prime](order) values were lower than d[prime](item) values at most serial positions, but the recency effect for order tended to be steeper than that for items.
By recoding the probabilities in the direction of the initial information, we predicted that the disconfirm/confirm (DC) order would always have a higher value than the confirm/disconfirm (CD) order, consistent with the recency effect predictions of the Hogarth-Einhorn model.
The average remembrance (shown as "Recall" in Figure 4) of a commercial was 45 percent--there is no obvious Primacy or Recency effect in the data.
If the number of options increases, will the effect of vertical sequence hold, be replaced by primacy and recency effects (Mantonakis et al., 2009), or disappear?
Perhaps, these 30-day HIT-6 question scores are higher due to a possible "recency effect" where patients recall their experience closer to the end of the 30 days neglecting possible benefit early in this timeframe [25].
There was more than a suggestion that party affiliation combined with the recency effect may have played a significant role in the responses.
The results from the first resurgence phase showed recency effect for all rats, followed by the first response sequence as the next highest proportion for half of the rats, while two rats exhibited the greater proportion of the second response sequence and one rat showed equal proportion of the first and second response sequences.
Fairness heuristic theory and uncertainty management theory are used 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. Results indicate a possible recency effect in longitudinal justice perceptions.