publication . Article . Other literature type . 2007

The effect of divided attention on false memory depends on how memory is tested.

Dewhurst, Stephen A.; Barry, Christopher; Swannell, Ellen R.; Holmes, Selina J.; Bathurst, Gemma L.;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2007
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
In three experiments, we investigated the effects of divided attention on false memory, using the Deese/ Roediger-McDermott (DRM) paradigm. In Experiments 1 and 2, participants studied six DRM lists with full attention and six in one of two divided-attention conditions (random number generation or digit monitoring). Both divided-attention conditions increased false recall of related words (Experiment 1) but reduced false recognition (Experiment 2). These results were confirmed in Experiment 3, in which the type of secondary task was manipulated within groups. We argue that the increase in false recall with divided attention reflects a change in participants’ res...
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free text keywords: Experimental and Cognitive Psychology, Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology, Cognitive psychology, Divided attention, Recall, Social psychology, Developmental psychology, Memoria, Psychology, Cognition, False memory, False recognition
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2007

The effect of divided attention on false memory depends on how memory is tested.

Dewhurst, Stephen A.; Barry, Christopher; Swannell, Ellen R.; Holmes, Selina J.; Bathurst, Gemma L.;