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Jost's law


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1 The proposition that if two learnt associations are of equal strength but of different durations, then repetition will increase the strength of the older one more than that of the more recent one.

2 The proposition that if two learnt associations are of equal strength but of different durations, then the older one will decay more slowly than the more recent one. [Named after the German psychologist Adolph Jost (1874–1920) who propounded both laws in an article in the journal Zeitschrift für Psychologie in 1897]


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