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Adult Age Differences in Event Memory for Events

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2016
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In order to remember an event, one must remember the participants in the event, the actions that are performed, and which people performed which actions. Often people make binding errors in memory in which they remember the people and the actions, but they incorrectly remember one person as the person who performed an action that was actually performed by someone else. Half of the participants in our study saw a series of actions with each action performed by one of two actors. The other half of the participants saw each action performed by a different actor. We found that older adults were more likely to make binding errors than were younger adults. Younger adults were equally likely to make binding errors in the two conditions. Older adults, however, made many fewer binding errors when they saw only two actors during encoding than when they saw many actors during encoding.
Title: Adult Age Differences in Event Memory for Events.
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Name(s): Beazley, Joanna
Devlin, Patrick
Earles, Julie
Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Poster
Date Created: 2016
Date Issued: 2016
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Florida
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 1 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: In order to remember an event, one must remember the participants in the event, the actions that are performed, and which people performed which actions. Often people make binding errors in memory in which they remember the people and the actions, but they incorrectly remember one person as the person who performed an action that was actually performed by someone else. Half of the participants in our study saw a series of actions with each action performed by one of two actors. The other half of the participants saw each action performed by a different actor. We found that older adults were more likely to make binding errors than were younger adults. Younger adults were equally likely to make binding errors in the two conditions. Older adults, however, made many fewer binding errors when they saw only two actors during encoding than when they saw many actors during encoding.
Identifier: FA00005557 (IID)
Subject(s): College students --Research --United States.
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Owner Institution: FAU