GENERATION EFFECT By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 effect that memory for items to be remembered in an experiment is enhanced if the participants help to generate the items. The opposite of cold will be remembered better than hot. GENERATION EFFECT: "Generation effect is a way to better remember items." Related Psychology Terms BROWN-PETERSON DISTRACTOR TECHNIQUE MEMORY-OPERATING CHARACTERISTIC CURVE (MOCC) SERIAL POSITION CURVE FACT MEMORY ROSENTHAL EFFECT PARADOXICAL COLD JOHN HENRY EFFECT RECENCY EFFECT TBR ITEMS SELF-REFERENCE EFFECT Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "GENERATION EFFECT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/generation-effect/ (accessed March 29, 2020).