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Retrieval Practice (Testing) Effect

  • By: Henry L. Roediger III & Andrew C. Butler
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

The testing effect is a term used to describe the finding that taking a test on previously studied material leads to better long-term retention relative to restudying the material or not taking a test. Testing is often conceptualized as a neutral ...