publication . Article . 2015

Does the Survival Advantage Depend on Deeper Processing During Encoding?

Stephanie A. Kazanas; Kendra M. Van Valkenburg; Jeanette Altarriba;
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  • Published: 04 Nov 2015 Journal: Evolutionary Psychology (issn: 1474-7049, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publishing
Abstract
This study was designed to investigate the impact of survival processing with a novel task for this paradigm: the Stroop color-naming task. As the literature is mixed with regard to task generalizability, with survival processing promoting better memory for words, but not better memory for faces or paired associates, these types of task investigations are important to a growing field of research. Using the Stroop task provides a unique contribution, as identifying items by color is an important evolutionary adaptation and not specific to humans as is the case with word recall. Our results indicate that survival processing, with its accompanying survival-relevanc...
Subjects
free text keywords: Psychology, BF1-990, Mnemonic, Cognitive psychology, Levels-of-processing effect, Survival advantage, Encoding (memory), Free recall, Social psychology, Stroop effect, Word Recall, Generalizability theory
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publication . Article . 2015

Does the Survival Advantage Depend on Deeper Processing During Encoding?

Stephanie A. Kazanas; Kendra M. Van Valkenburg; Jeanette Altarriba;