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Satiation of mediator in the A-B, B-C, A-C, mediation paradigm Jamieson, John Leslie


The effect of semantic satiation of the mediator on A-C learning was investigated in the A-B, B-C, A-C mediation paradigm. The possibility of evaluating the "pseudomediation" proposal is discussed. Two experiments were conducted, both yielding the same results: mediated pairs were learned more easily than non-mediated pairs, and satiation did not appear to have any effect. The "pseudomediation" hypothesis was not tested, and several explanations are offered for the apparent failure of satiation.

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