Determinants of capacious memory: A process-dissociation and experiential approach
2005 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, ISSN 0036-5564, Vol. 46, no 3, 217-227 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of this study is to delineate some important circumstances where exceptionally good memory performance, or capacious memory occurs. A further aim is to study memory processes involved in this memory phenomenon. In a first experiment, participants looked through two series of pictures differing in number and were evaluated in two-alternative forced-choice and yes-no recognition memory tasks combined in a process-dissociation procedure. Moreover, participants were asked to provide remember and know responses to tap recollective experience. The results as to forced-choice recognition task accuracy and according to process-dissociation procedure estimates were replicated in a second experiment with a more intrinsic contextual manipulation, and in a third, forgetting experiment. In addition to replicating previous findings, the results show (a) that capacious memory is associated with strong feelings of recollection, and (b) that familiarity (in terms of the process-dissociation framework) contributes to this phenomenon. © 2005 The Scandinavian Psychological Associations/Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 46, no 3, 217-227 p.
Capacious memory, Know-remember paradigm, Pictorial material, Process-dissociation procedure, Recognition memory tasks
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-50468DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9450.2005.00451.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-50468DiVA: diva2:271364