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Reference to Original Report of Finding Bem, D. (2011)
Title Retroactive priming replication
If the original article contained multiple experiments, which one did you attempt to replicate? e.g., you might respond 'Study 1' or 'Experiment 4'.
Link to PDF of Original ReportView Article
Brief Statement of Original Result Practice exercises with half of words of a list chosen randomly, retroactively enhance their previous recall with respect to the non practiced words
Type of Replication Attempted Fairly Direct Replication
Result Type Failure to Replicate
Difference? Same Direction, 0.30
Number of Subjects 100
Number of Subjects in Original Study 100
Year in which Replication Attempt was Made 2012
Name of Investigators (Real Names Required) Patrizio Tressoldi
Detailed Description of Method/Results We used the software RPriming made available here:

Priming Mean(95% CI) SD z* p d
Forward: 35.9 126.3 3.5 0.006 0.35
(10.8 to 60.9)
Backward: 2.08 130.5 0.36 0.30 0.04
(-23.8 to 27.9)

*=Log transformed RTs

Any Known Methodological Differences
(between original and present study)?
The priming words were translated in Italian
Email of Investigator
Name of individuals who
actually carried out the project
a research assistant
Location of ProjectLab facilities of Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Padova University-ITALY
Characteristics of Subjects
(subject pool, paid, etc.)
University students from subject pool
The retroactive procedure also yielded the predicted psi effect:.....participants were 15.0 ms faster on congruent trials than on incongruent trials, t(96)=  2.55, p = .006, d = 0.25
Where did these subjects reside?Unspecified
Was this a Class Project?No
Further Details of Results as pdf
Additional Comments
Email of Original Investigator
Quantitive Information
I have complied with ethical standards for experimentation on human beings and, if necessary, have obtained appropriate permission from an Institutional Review Board or other oversight group.
TAG: Attention TAG: JDM TAG: Language TAG: Learning TAG: Memory TAG: Perception TAG: Performance TAG: Problem Solving TAG: Social Cognition TAG: Social Psychology TAG: Thinking

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