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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.

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