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**Original citation.** Nairne, J.S., Pandeirada, J.N.S., & Thompson, S.R. (2008). Adaptive memory: The comparative value of survival processing. Psychological Science, 19(2), 176–180. ---------- **Target of replication.** We aimed at replicating Study 2. In this within-subjects experiment, survival processing was compared with a different contextually rich encoded scenario. Specifically, control words were rated for their relevance for an extended vacation. Findings demonstrated that words rated for survival relevance were recalled more often. ---------- **A priori replication criteria.** A successful replication would find superior retention for words rated for survival relevance than for words rated for their relevance for a vacation. ---------- **Materials, Data, and Report.** Study materials can be found in the [materials component][1] of this project. Raw data and the analysis script can be found in the [dataset node][2]. The full report appears in the files section of this node. ---------- **Conclusions.** Our replication of study 2 by Nairne et al. (2008) demonstrated that survival processing produces a clear recall advantage. Words within the survival scenario were remembered more often. The size of this effect (partial eta-squared of .18) was similar to the original study (partial eta-squared of .20). Additionally, words within the survival scenario were rated as more relevant than words within the vacation scenario. We confirmed all previous results. ---------- [Download the full report][3] [1]: https://openscienceframework.org/project/jHKPe/node/szGQj/ [2]: https://openscienceframework.org/project/jHKPe/node/5D6Hc/ [3]: https://openscienceframework.org/project/jHKPe/files