Accession Number : ADA296985

Title :   Environmental Context and Implicit and Explicit Memory.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : GEORGIA UNIV ATHENS

Personal Author(s) : Guiton, Ginni L.

PDF Url : ADA296985

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : We have all had experiences in which we were on our way to perform a task and forgot what we were going to do until we returned to the original place, or environmental context, where we first decided to do the task. What is it that enables us to remember the task when we return to the original context? What cognitive mechanisms underlie contextual memory support? Does environmental context differentially affect various types of memory? Are there differences between the ways younger and older adults use environmental context to recall information? Does a change in environmental context between encoding and retrieval affect memory performance? The relationship between environmental context and memory performance is of theoretical importance because it serves as an underlying assumption for many of the current theoretical models including the effects of memory activation and availability, the connection between current episodic context and what is studied, and the strength of association effects on the probability of recall (Bjork and Richardson- Kiavehn, 1989).

Descriptors :   *MEMORY(PSYCHOLOGY), *CONTEXT FREE GRAMMARS, ACTIVATION, ENVIRONMENTS, MODELS, COGNITION, THEORY, MEMORY DEVICES, ADULTS, RECALL.

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE