Memory for prototypically consistent and inconsistent social actions

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Catherine E. Seta (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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R. Reed Hunt

Abstract: This study investigated the effects of retrieval context on memory for social actions which varied in their degree of consistency and inconsistency with established social prototypes. The pattern of recall of these actions was found to vary as a function of retrieval context (i.e., cued versus free recall tests). The results do not support a model of memory employing cognitive effort as a mediator of social memory. They were interpreted within a shared and distinctive featural analysis.

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Language: English
Date: 1988
Cognitive consistency
Recollection (Psychology)

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