Accession Number : ADA137281

Title :   The Concept of Information Redundancy in Social Cognition.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Pryor,J B ; Kott,T L ; Bovee,G R

PDF Url : ADA137281

Report Date : 20 Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : The following question is addressed. How do multiple, simultaneously present cognitive structures influence the representation and recall of social information? In an empirical study examining both free and cued recall, we found that variable information redundancy to influence both the organization and accuracy of subjects' recollections of trait-related behaviors. Redundancy was defined in terms of the degree of person/trait overlap in a social information ensemble. Some evidence indicated that this effect is attributable to an increase in the discriminability of the organizational structures during encoding. The implications of these findings for understanding the formation of integrated cognitive representations of individuals are discussed.

Descriptors :   *Social psychology, *Perception(Psychology), Mental ability, Information processing, Redundancy, Recall, Memory(Psychology), Structures, Factor analysis, Cognition, Factor analysis

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE