Dewhurst, Steve A. and Barry, Christopher and Holmes, Selina E. (2005) Exploring the false recognition of category exemplars: effects of divided attention and explicit generation. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 17 (6). pp. 803-819. ISSN 1464-0635Full text not available from this repository.
Two experiments used the category repetition procedure (Dewhurst & Anderson, 1999) to test the hypothesis that false remember (R) responses occur because participants generate associates to items presented at study. Participants in Experiment 1 studied the categorised lists either with full attention or whilst performing one of two secondary tasks (articulatory suppression or random number generation). Both secondary tasks led to a reduction in the number of false R responses, with random number generation producing the greater effect. Experiment 2 manipulated the presentation duration of study items and the instructions given to participants. The numbers of false R responses were not influenced by presentation duration, but increased when participants were explicitly instructed to make associations to study items. The findings support the view that false R responses are caused by the activation of semantic associates at encoding.
|Journal or Publication Title:||European Journal of Cognitive Psychology|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology|
|Deposited On:||31 Oct 2008 14:43|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 15:21|
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