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Exploring the false recognition of category exemplars: Effects of divided attention and explicit generation

Dewhurst, S and Barry, C and Holmes, S (2005) 'Exploring the false recognition of category exemplars: Effects of divided attention and explicit generation.' European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 17 (6). 803 - 819. ISSN 0954-1446

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Abstract

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. © 2005 Psychology Press Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
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Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2015 22:35
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 18:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/12401

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