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The influence of age-related stereotypes, age and education on inducing false memories in elderly


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Lončar, Marijana. (2018). The influence of age-related stereotypes, age and education on inducing false memories in elderly. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Vranić, Andrea].

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Numerous research showed the decline of cognitive functions in elderly, but very few of them emphasizes what happens to cognitive functions when an individual finds himself in a stereotypical threat. The aim of this research is to examine the influence of activation of age-related stereotypes on generating false memories among participants, depending on their age and education. Eighty elderly adults participated in this research. Participants were divided into two groups and DRM paradigm was used. While one group read the text about the age-related changes of memory, which represented stereotypical manipulation, the other group read the neutral text. After completing the recognition test, the participants completed the Fraboni Scale of Ageism (FSA). Activation of age-related stereotypes did not affect the generation of false memories. We found a difference in the number of accurate recognitions regarding the activation of age-related stereotypes. Given the age and education of the participants, the difference in the number of false memories was not found.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: false memories, age-related stereotypes, age and education, ageism
Subjects: Psychology > Kognitivna psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Vranić, Andrea
Date Deposited: 09 May 2019 11:37
Last Modified: 09 May 2019 11:37

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