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Providing Extrinsic Reward for Test Performance Undermines Long-Term Memory Acquisition

URN to cite this document:
urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-330024
DOI to cite this document:
10.5283/epub.33002
Kuhbandner, Christof ; Aslan, Alp ; Emmerdinger, Kathrin ; Murayama, Kou
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Abstract

Based on numerous studies showing that testing studied material can improve long-term retention more than restudying the same material, it is often suggested that the number of tests in education should be increased to enhance knowledge acquisition. However, testing in real-life educational settings often entails a high degree of extrinsic motivation of learners due to the common practice of ...

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