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False and veridical collaborative recognition

Thorley, Craig; Dewhurst, Stephen A.

Authors

Craig Thorley



Abstract

Participants studied DRM words lists (Deese, 1959; Roediger McDermott, 1995) and then completed a recognition test individually or in a collaborative pair, trio, or quartet. The collaborative groups' responses were compared to those of equivalent sized nominal groups. Non-studied critical lure and studied word recognition increased with group size and these increases were greatest for the collaborative groups. The collaborative groups' critical lure and studied word recognition rates were facilitated as they lowered their response criterion thresholds towards all test words semantically related to those in the DRM lists. Prior collaboration also enhanced later individual critical lure and studied word recognition. The group members believed the critical lures and studied words recognised during collaboration were studied, and they therefore repeated these judgements when tested alone.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2009-01
Journal MEMORY
Print ISSN 0965-8211
Electronic ISSN 1464-0686
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 17
Issue 1
Pages 17-25
APA6 Citation Thorley, C., & Dewhurst, S. A. (2009). False and veridical collaborative recognition. Memory, 17(1), (17-25). doi:10.1080/09658210802484817. ISSN 0965-8211
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/09658210802484817
Keywords False recognition; DRM; Collaborative groups; Nominal groups