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Presentation Title

Exploring the Influence of Collaboration in Spatial Memory

Student Presenter(s) and Advisor

Thomas Estruth '14, Lake Forest CollegeFollow

Location

Meyer Auditorium

Abstract

Collaborative inhibition refers to the finding that groups of collaborating participants do not recall as much information as groups of non-collaborating participants (nominal groups). Although collaborative inhibition has been widely replicated with verbal materials, such as word lists, sentences, and paragraphs, the influence of collaboration has not yet been explored in spatial memory. The results of two novel experiments suggest that collaborative inhibition does not occur in spatial memory. That said, Experiment 2 indicated a non-significant trend towards collaborative inhibition, which suggests that collaboration might marginally impair spatial memory. Theoretical implications will be discussed.

Presentation Type

Individual Presentation

Start Date

4-8-2014 2:40 PM

End Date

4-8-2014 4:00 PM

Panel

Panel: Collaborative Inhibition and Challenges in Conducting Scientific Research

Field of Study for Presentation

Psychology

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Apr 8th, 2:40 PM Apr 8th, 4:00 PM

Exploring the Influence of Collaboration in Spatial Memory

Meyer Auditorium

Collaborative inhibition refers to the finding that groups of collaborating participants do not recall as much information as groups of non-collaborating participants (nominal groups). Although collaborative inhibition has been widely replicated with verbal materials, such as word lists, sentences, and paragraphs, the influence of collaboration has not yet been explored in spatial memory. The results of two novel experiments suggest that collaborative inhibition does not occur in spatial memory. That said, Experiment 2 indicated a non-significant trend towards collaborative inhibition, which suggests that collaboration might marginally impair spatial memory. Theoretical implications will be discussed.