primacy effect


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primacy effect

n
(Psychology) psychol the process whereby the first few items on a list are learnt more rapidly than the middle items
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Citroen says knowing how the primacy effect works can be an advantage for disabled veterans.
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.
Age-related decline in recall does not typically affect all serial curve positions and thus, it is often the case that the primacy effect disappears while the recency effect remains unchanged (e.
The tendency to remember an item in the first position within a sequence is the primacy effect, and the tendency to remember an item in last position is the recency effect (Biswas, Grewal, & Roggeveen, 2010; Gurhan-Canli, 2003; Murphy, Hofacker, & Mizerski, 2006).
The Primacy effect states that we tend to remember the information at the beginning of a learning experience.
There is very little in the literature on the role of the order effect, recency effect or primacy effect on the performance of accounting students.
Likewise, if an individual detects a high frequency of relational conflict, his/her resultant impression of the team climate will be quite negative, a phenomenon known as the primacy effect (Luchins, 1957).
For those who reported low levels of political self-efficacy, the primacy effect of The Daily Show reduced levels of political self gratifications (Holbert et al, 2007).
The primacy effect emphasizes certain type assignations, but later on a "recency effect" balances the primacy effect by demanding a revision of our assessment of the characters (Sternberg, Bordwell, Narration in the Fiction Film).
After confirming the existence of a primacy effect among three categories, they characterize primacy as limited-time opportunity for marketers, one that must be quickly identified in the market through customer segmentation on the basis of impending or recently experienced, new "purchase environments.
They also lead us to assume that authors, whether consciously or not, are making use of the primacy effect and that nothing in their sequencing of information is accidental.
If this factor is at work, we would expect to see less of a primacy effect from showcard reversal where items are labelled.