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Capturing egocentric biases in reference reuse during collaborative dialogue

Knutsen, D and Le Bigot, L (2014) 'Capturing egocentric biases in reference reuse during collaborative dialogue.' Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 21 (6). pp. 1590-1599. ISSN 1069-9384

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Words that are produced aloud—and especially self-produced ones—are remembered better than words that are not, a phenomenon labeled the production effect in the field of memory research. Two experiments were conducted to determine whether this effect can be generalized to dialogue, and how it might affect dialogue management. Triads (Exp. 1) or dyads (Exp. 2) of participants interacted to perform a collaborative task. Analyzing reference reuse during the interaction revealed that the participants were more likely to reuse the references that they had presented themselves, on the one hand, and those that had been accepted through verbatim repetition, on the other. Analyzing reference recall suggested that the greater accessibility of self-presented references was only transient. Moreover, among partner-presented references, those discussed while the participant had actively taken part in the conversation were more likely to be recalled than those discussed while the participant had been inactive. These results contribute to a better understanding of how individual memory processes might contribute to collaborative dialogue.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dialogue; Production effect; Referential communication; Accessibility in memory; Egocentrism
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2015 14:16
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:55

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