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Does remembering the past lead to forgetting of future intentions? Retrieval-induced forgetting in retrospective and prospective memory in young and old adults

Akça, Merve LU (2016) PSYP01 20161
Department of Psychology
Abstract
Retrieval-induced forgetting (RIF) refers to the phenomenon that selective retrieval of some information impairs memory for related, but not previously retrieved information. Despite age differences in retrieval-induced forgetting regarding retrospective memory being documented, the current literature lacks studies examining age differences in RIF of the prospective memory tasks. This study comparatively examined RIF effects in retrospective and event-based prospective memory in young and old adults. In this experimental study, a mixed factorial design with age group (Young, Old) as a between-subject variable and memory type (Prospective, Retrospective) and item type (Practiced, Non-practiced) as within-subject variables was employed.... (More)
Retrieval-induced forgetting (RIF) refers to the phenomenon that selective retrieval of some information impairs memory for related, but not previously retrieved information. Despite age differences in retrieval-induced forgetting regarding retrospective memory being documented, the current literature lacks studies examining age differences in RIF of the prospective memory tasks. This study comparatively examined RIF effects in retrospective and event-based prospective memory in young and old adults. In this experimental study, a mixed factorial design with age group (Young, Old) as a between-subject variable and memory type (Prospective, Retrospective) and item type (Practiced, Non-practiced) as within-subject variables was employed. Retrieval-induced forgetting was observed in the retrospective but not in the prospective memory task. Therefore, remembering the past did not lead to forgetting of intentions in either group. (Less)
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Akça, Merve LU
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PSYP01 20161
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
retrieval-induced forgetting, prospective memory, retrospective memory, aging, retrieval inhibition, episodic memory
language
English
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8891951
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2016-09-28 16:07:35
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@misc{8891951,
  abstract     = {Retrieval-induced forgetting (RIF) refers to the phenomenon that selective retrieval of some information impairs memory for related, but not previously retrieved information. Despite age differences in retrieval-induced forgetting regarding retrospective memory being documented, the current literature lacks studies examining age differences in RIF of the prospective memory tasks. This study comparatively examined RIF effects in retrospective and event-based prospective memory in young and old adults. In this experimental study, a mixed factorial design with age group (Young, Old) as a between-subject variable and memory type (Prospective, Retrospective) and item type (Practiced, Non-practiced) as within-subject variables was employed. Retrieval-induced forgetting was observed in the retrospective but not in the prospective memory task. Therefore, remembering the past did not lead to forgetting of intentions in either group.},
  author       = {Akça, Merve},
  keyword      = {retrieval-induced forgetting,prospective memory,retrospective memory,aging,retrieval inhibition,episodic memory},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Does remembering the past lead to forgetting of future intentions? Retrieval-induced forgetting in retrospective and prospective memory in young and old adults},
  year         = {2016},
}