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Spacing Effect

  • By: Philip I. Pavlik
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Practice that is distributed over time rather than massed together within a shorter period has been shown to have a stronger effect on later performance. This spacing effect is an improvement in future memory retrieval performance caused by more widely spaced ...