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Welcome to the short-term memory: serial position effect research guide. This guide has been developed to help you to investigate short-term memory through the serial position effect.
The serial position effect is the psychological theory that an individual recalls information differently depending on the order the information is presented. It is characterised by greater recall from the first and last portions of a list than from the middle portions. (study.com, 2015)
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The Serial Position Effect
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