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The retrieval of information that is triggered by a highly learned (over learned) input-output pairing. Automaticity is reflected through resistance to interference, increased speed, and resistance to forgetting (or better long-term retention).

A knowledge component that has greater strength is likely to yield great automaticity.

  • Segalowitz, N. S., & Segalowitz, S. J. (1993). Skilled Performance, Practice, and the Differentiation of Speed-up from Automatization Effects - Evidence from 2nd-Language Word Recognition. Applied Psycholinguistics, 14(3), 369-385.
  • Segalowitz, S. J., Segalowitz, N. S., & Wood, A. G. (1998). Assessing the development of automaticity in second language word recognition. Applied Psycholinguistics, 19(1), 53-67.