Adaptive Memory And Gossip- Investigating The Effect Of Attached Mate Relevant Information To Facial Stimuli On Memory.
Szymoszowskyj, K. (2014) Adaptive Memory And Gossip- Investigating The Effect Of Attached Mate Relevant Information To Facial Stimuli On Memory., no. 43.
The primary focus of this research is to assess whether performance on remembering faces with attached positive information and faces with attached negative information was enhanced when compared to faces with attached neutral information, or the control of faces with attached names only. It was hypothesised that likeability score would significantly differ for faces with attached positive information and attached negating information, an effect that was found in this research. In total, five measure of memory were used to assess the effect of attached social information on memory for faces- time taken to complete match pair grids, time taken between clicks on match pair grids, distance error on match pair grids, correct assisted name recall, correct assisted attached information recall and correct assisted type of attached information recall. Three conditions were used (positive/neutral attached information, negative/neutral attached information and control condition) to measure the effect of mate relevant information on memory test scores. For the three match pair measures, no significant effect of attached mate relevant information was found. Non-significant results were found for correct assisted name recall and correct assisted type of attached information, however for correct recall for attached information, a significant effect was found, suggesting that source memory of information can enhance subsequent memory for faces. Implications of research and future directions are discussed.