Medical Dictionary

Zeigarnik effect

noun Zei·gar·nik effect \zī-ˈgär-nik-\

Medical Definition of ZEIGARNIK EFFECT

:  the psychological tendency to remember an uncompleted task rather than a completed one

Biographical Note for ZEIGARNIK EFFECT

Zeigarnik, Bluma (1900–1988), Russian psychologist. Zeigarnik first described the Zeigarnik effect in her 1927 doctoral thesis.
April 18, 2015
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