ERIC Number: EJ779395
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Reference Count: 22
Verbal Overshadowing and Face Recognition in Young and Old Adults
Kinlen, Thomas J.; Adams-Price, Carolyn E.; Henley, Tracy B.
Educational Gerontology, v33 n11 p969-979 Nov 2007
Verbal overshadowing has been found to disrupt recognition accuracy when hard-to-describe stimuli are used. The current study replicates previous research on verbal overshadowing with younger people and extends this research into an older population to examine the possible link between verbal expertise and verbal overshadowing. It was hypothesized that older adults with higher verbal expertise would not suffer the effects of verbal overshadowing to the same degree as younger adults. The data supported past findings that verbal overshadowing decreases recognition accuracy in younger adults, and also suggested that older adults were less affected by verbal overshadowing effects than younger adults.
Descriptors: Older Adults, Verbal Ability, Human Body, Recognition (Psychology), Young Adults, Comparative Analysis, Visual Stimuli, College Students, Psychology, Videotape Recordings, Measures (Individuals)
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