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Own-age biases in verbal person memory.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2005 (English)In: Memory, ISSN 0965-8211, Vol. 13, no 1, 21-30 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Two experiments examined own-age biases in younger adults', older adults', and children's verbal person memory. In line with findings from face recognition studies, Experiment 1 showed that younger adults had a better recall of own-age than of other-age targets, while older adults were unaffected by target age. Participants' self-reported interest in targets did not predict target memory. Experiment 2, which examined children's and younger adults' memory of own- and other-age targets, showed an own-age advantage in children's but not in younger adults' verbal person memory. Differences in expertise of own-/other-age targets, in combination with a development of expertise throughout the Hfespan, may account for the findings, although alternative explanations should be considered. Implications for theory and practice are discussed.

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2005. Vol. 13, no 1, 21-30 p.
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age differences, verbal memory, own-age bias
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-13494DOI: doi:10.1080/09658210344000549OAI: diva2:180014
Available from: 2008-04-09 Created: 2008-04-09 Last updated: 2011-01-12Bibliographically approved

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