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Stereotyper och falska minnen

Lundquist, Johan and Perten, Philip (2003)
Department of Psychology
Abstract
What happens when people try to remember other, stereotype categorized, individuals based on fluency and familiarity? We examined this issue in our memory test of stereotypes and false memory. 19 males and 21 females participated in our test and the average age was 24.5 years. Each one did at first a few simple "yes-no" judgements for attractive-non attractive faces in combination with positive-negative words, the task was to judge if the face and the word fit together. The second part of the test was a distraction word knowing task. In the third test the subjects were shown all picture-word combinations from test one together with new picture-word combinations. The task was to discriminate between old and new combination. We found that... (More)
What happens when people try to remember other, stereotype categorized, individuals based on fluency and familiarity? We examined this issue in our memory test of stereotypes and false memory. 19 males and 21 females participated in our test and the average age was 24.5 years. Each one did at first a few simple "yes-no" judgements for attractive-non attractive faces in combination with positive-negative words, the task was to judge if the face and the word fit together. The second part of the test was a distraction word knowing task. In the third test the subjects were shown all picture-word combinations from test one together with new picture-word combinations. The task was to discriminate between old and new combination. We found that picture-word combinations for attractive-positive and non attractive-negative word were more easy to remember. The result also showed some false memories for these particular combinations. One possible explanation we would like to discuss is the fluency process and thereby judgements based on familiarity. Our general conclusion is that we must be aware of the fact that not remember correctly may cause harm in judgements of others. (Less)
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Lundquist, Johan and Perten, Philip
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Psychology, Psykologi
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Swedish
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1356336
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2004-11-08 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {What happens when people try to remember other, stereotype categorized, individuals based on fluency and familiarity? We examined this issue in our memory test of stereotypes and false memory. 19 males and 21 females participated in our test and the average age was 24.5 years. Each one did at first a few simple "yes-no" judgements for attractive-non attractive faces in combination with positive-negative words, the task was to judge if the face and the word fit together. The second part of the test was a distraction word knowing task. In the third test the subjects were shown all picture-word combinations from test one together with new picture-word combinations. The task was to discriminate between old and new combination. We found that picture-word combinations for attractive-positive and non attractive-negative word were more easy to remember. The result also showed some false memories for these particular combinations. One possible explanation we would like to discuss is the fluency process and thereby judgements based on familiarity. Our general conclusion is that we must be aware of the fact that not remember correctly may cause harm in judgements of others.},
  author       = {Lundquist, Johan and Perten, Philip},
  keyword      = {Psychology,Psykologi},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Stereotyper och falska minnen},
  year         = {2003},
}