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Trade-offs or Double-edge Swords in cognition and face processing
Schooler, J.S., Ryan, R., & Reder, L.M. (1996). The cost and benefits of verbally rehearsing memory for faces. In D.J. Herrmann, M.K. Johnson, C. Hertzog, C. McEvoy & P. Hertel (Eds.) Basic and Applied Memory Research, Vol. II. Hillsdale, N.J.: L. Erlbaum, 51-65. [download PDF]

Reder, L. M., Victoria, L. W., Manelis, A., Oates, J. M., Dutcher, J. M., Bates, J. T., Cook, S., Aizenstein, H. A., Quinlan, J., Gyulai, F. (in press). Why it's easier to remember seeing a face we already know than one we don't: pre-existing memory representations facilitate memory formation. Psychological Science [download PDF]

Reder, L.M., Paynter, C., Diana, R.A., Ngiam, J., & Dickison, D. (2007). Experience is a double-edged sword: A computational model of the encoding/retrieval tradeoff with familiarity. In Ross, B. & Benjamin, A.S. (Eds.), The Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Academic Press, 271-312. [download PDF]