Opposites accord: Effects of individual performance variations on collaborative memory performance
2009 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Collaborative memory is traditionally assessed among persons with presumed equal memory capability, which is not always true in ecological settings. We have investigated collaborative memory performances both when a difference in memory performance within the pair is provoked and when it is not. This was manipulated by different encoding times in a within participant design. 20 pairs were presented with a word list for later recall. The word list was firstly recalled individually and afterwards collaboratively for both memory difference conditions. Nominal recall (the sum of the individual nonredundant performances) and collaborative recall was calculated. An interaction between type of recall and difference in memory performance was found, where collaborative recall at same memory performance was especially impaired by net negative effects of collaboration. These results are discussed in relation to item analysis of which words were recalled.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-57748OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-57748DiVA: diva2:327670
ECP, European Conferensen in Psychology, Oslo