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Memory: Forgetting Names

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Jeff was at his wife's holiday party where he was introduced to ten co-workers of his wife. The ten unfamiliar people all stood in a group and introduced themselves to Jeff, one at a time. Although he listened carefully and even repeated each name after he heard it, after the party, he could only recall the first three and the last two names, but could not remember the names of the five people in the middle of the group.

Jeff's memory seems to reflect which of the following?

A

Flashbulb memory

B

Serial position effect

C

Spacing effect

D

Next-in-line effect

E

Cocktail party effect