Zeigarnik effect

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

After Bluma Zeigarnik, Soviet psychologist and psychiatrist (d. 1988), who studied the phenomenon.

Noun[edit]

Zeigarnik effect (plural Zeigarnik effects)

  1. The effect that remembering something is easier if a study period is interrupted by other tasks

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