Does retrieval strategy disruption cause general and specific collaborative inhibition?
2011 (English)In: Memory, ISSN 0965-8211, E-ISSN 1464-0686, Vol. 19, no 2, 140-154 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The purpose of the experiment on collaborative memory was to investigate if the collaborative inhibition is due to collaborating pair's disruption of each others' retrieval strategies (the retrieval strategy disruption hypothesis, RSD). The participants' (N=36) task was to recall a list of 60 words individually and collaboratively. Retrieval strategies were manipulated by presenting word lists organised either by categories or by country of origin and adoption of retrieval strategies were examined by the adjusted ratio of clustering score. Half of the dyads received word lists organised by the same strategy and half of the dyads received word lists organised by different strategies. The results revealed a main effect of collaboration, i.e., collaborative recalled items were significantly fewer than the sum of the non-redundant individually recalled items. Both conditions (same strategies vs different strategies) suffered to the same extent from collaboration, which did not support the RSD hypothesis. However, focusing on words recalled individually but not collaboratively, dyads with different strategies, as predicted by the RSD, forgot more items during collaboration than did dyads with the same strategy. Additional results suggest that collaborative forgetting is mainly manifested by forgetting of non-overlapping items (as measured by individual recalls).
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Taylor and Francis , 2011. Vol. 19, no 2, 140-154 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-65658DOI: 10.1080/09658211.2010.539571ISI: 000287407600002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-65658DiVA: diva2:397899
Original Publication: Örjan Dahlström, Does retrieval strategy disruption cause general and specific collaborative inhibition?, 2011, Memory, (19), 2, 140-154. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09658211.2010.539571 Copyright: Taylor & Francis http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/default.asp2011-02-162011-02-162012-09-10