Reference : Influence of emotional content of items on cryptomnesia
Scientific congresses and symposiums : Poster
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Theoretical & cognitive psychology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/154456
Influence of emotional content of items on cryptomnesia
English
Beaufort, Aline mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de Psychologie : cognition et comportement > Psychologie cognitive >]
Brédart, Serge mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de Psychologie : cognition et comportement > Psychologie cognitive >]
Perfect, Timothy J. mailto []
Dehon, Hedwige mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de Psychologie : cognition et comportement > Psychologie cognitive >]
Jul-2013
Yes
No
International
The 13th European Congress of Psychology
9 - 12 juillet 2013
European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA)
Stockholm
Suède
[en] cryptomnesia ; false memories ; inadvertent plagiarism ; emotion
[en] Although the link between emotion and memory has been demonstrated for long, only one study has examined the impact of emotion on inadvertent plagiarism (cryptomnesia) up to now (Gingerich & Dodson, 2012). The Gingerich and Dodson‘s experiment examined the impact of mood on unintentional plagiarism. The present study examined the effect of emotional content of items on the occurrence of unintentional plagiarism using the Brown and Murphy paradigm (1989). In a first stage, same-sex dyads (96 participants, 48 men, mean age=21.5 years) were asked to generate alternately words corresponding to an emotional category. Three categories were proposed to our participants: positive, neutral and negative. Participants returned after a one week-delay and were instructed (1) to recall the items generated by themselves one week earlier (RO task), (2) to generate four new items for each category (GN task), and (3) to assign a confidence rating. In the RO task, almost 17% of responses were plagiarisms and the percentage almost reached 9% in the GN task. In the RO task, plagiarism was significantly higher for positive than neutral items. In addition, positive and negative items were better recalled than neutral one. These results demonstrate an impact of the emotional content on inadvertent plagiarism.
Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (Communauté française de Belgique) - F.R.S.-FNRS
Examination of the effects of emotion on source monitoring efficiency in the context of inadvertent plagiarism.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/154456

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