The Impact of Survival Processing and Collaborative Inhibition on Memory Performance

Hardin, Lindsey (2016) The Impact of Survival Processing and Collaborative Inhibition on Memory Performance. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Matthew Reysen from Psychology , The University of Mississippi .

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Abstract

This study examines the effects of survival processing and collaborative inhibition on memory performance. The purpose of this research is to determine whether survival processing produced more accurate memory recall than pleasantness processing, as well as determine the impact of collaborative inhibition when compared to nominal groups. In this experiment, participants were given the instructions to rate a given list of words based on survival or pleasantness depending on which scenario they were assigned to. Then, the participants recalled the list of words in either collaborative groups or nominal groups. The results indicated that the survival condition did produce better memory recall than the pleasantness condition and that the nominal groups outperformed the collaborative groups. However, when experts were tested collaborative inhibition was eliminated.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Hardin, Lindsey
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A. Psychology
Thesis Advisor: Matthew Reysen
Thesis Advisor's Department: Psychology
Institution: The University of Mississippi
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Depositing User: Lindsey Hardin
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2016 20:03
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2016 20:03
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/716

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