The Resource Age differences in memory for names : the effect of pre-learned semantic associations, by Susan Old, (electronic resource)

Age differences in memory for names : the effect of pre-learned semantic associations, by Susan Old, (electronic resource)

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Age differences in memory for names : the effect of pre-learned semantic associations
Title
Age differences in memory for names
Title remainder
the effect of pre-learned semantic associations
Statement of responsibility
by Susan Old
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Thesis advisor
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Language
eng
Summary
The present experiments investigated whether participants could use basic semantic information about a person (i.e., a "mediator"), such as an occupation, to help link that person's name to his or her face. In each of three experiments, older and younger adults pre-learned associations between semantic information about fictional people (character information or occupations) and names. They then attempted to learn links between faces and either the names or semantic information that had been pre-learned. In the "unmediated" condition, participants learned only one piece of information (either the name or the semantic information) about each face, whereas in the "mediated" condition, they learned both the to-be-tested information as well as the "mediator" (i.e., both the name and the other semantic information). Experiment 1 showed that, at a simple level, both age groups could use character information ("good" or "bad") to help remember people's names, given their faces, when instructed to do so. In Experiment 2, knowing the occupation associated with a name helped both age groups to later remember the name associated with a given face, when they were instructed to use this mediation technique. Experiment 3 showed that this effect occurred, although to a lesser degree, even when participants were not explicitly told to use the mediation technique. Overall, the present experiments show that both younger and older participants can use semantic information about a person (i.e., a "mediator"), such as an occupation, to improve their memory for names given the presentation of a face
Cataloging source
MUU
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1980-
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Old, Susan R.
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
2010.
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Naveh-Benjamin, Moshe
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  • Memory
  • Semantics
  • Association tests
Target audience
specialized
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Age differences in memory for names : the effect of pre-learned semantic associations, by Susan Old, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on August 23, 2010)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Dissertation advisor: Dr. Moshe Naveh-Benjamin
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
671488440
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 120 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)671488440
Label
Age differences in memory for names : the effect of pre-learned semantic associations, by Susan Old, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on August 23, 2010)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Dissertation advisor: Dr. Moshe Naveh-Benjamin
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
671488440
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 120 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)671488440

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