Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Department or Program
Matthew R. Kelley
Susan M. Long
Collaborative inhibition is defined as reduced memory performance when people collaborate in a group as compared to a non-collaborating (nominal) group of individuals. Collaborative inhibition is a robust effect that has been widely replicated; moreover, it has proven very difficult to attenuate or eliminate this effect. The present study was designed to determine whether collaborative inhibition persists in a situation where collaboration is central to the creation of the to-be-remembered stimuli. Across two experiments, participants were asked to improvise conversations/scenes and then recall them individually or collaboratively. Results and implications will be discussed.
Bromfield, Stephen, "Collaboration, Improvisation, and Memory" (2014). Senior Theses.