Enhanced Source Memory for Names of Cheaters

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Raoul Bell ; Axel Buchner (2009)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publishing
  • Journal: Evolutionary Psychology (issn: 1474-7049, eissn: 1474-7049)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1177/147470490900700213
  • Subject: Psychology | BF1-990
    acm: ComputingMilieux_PERSONALCOMPUTING

The present experiment shows that source memory for names associated with a history of cheating is better than source memory for names associated with irrelevant or trustworthy behavior, whereas old-new discrimination is not affected by whether a name was associated with cheating. This data pattern closely replicates findings obtained in previous experiments using facial stimuli, thus demonstrating that enhanced source memory for cheaters is not due to a cheater-detection module closely tied to the face processing system, but is rather due to a more general bias towards remembering the source of information associated with cheating.
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