Event Title

Kodak Moments: The Influence of Taking Photos of People vs. Objects on Long Term Memory

Location

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Start Date

1-5-2014 1:00 PM

End Date

1-5-2014 2:00 PM

Project Type

Poster

Description

The purpose of this experiment is to test the effect taking photos of people and objects has on memory. The experiment consists of a 40 object tour in the Colby College Museum of Art where participants will take pictures of some objects and observe others. The next day they will be sent an online survey asking them about the pieces of art they viewed on the tour. We expect to see the greatest impairment on memory for the objects in which participants were asked to take a picture of while someone was standing next to it. This is because, in general, our associative memory is not strong.

Faculty Sponsor

Martha Arterberry

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Psychology Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Social Sciences

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

209

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Kodak Moments: The Influence of Taking Photos of People vs. Objects on Long Term Memory

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

The purpose of this experiment is to test the effect taking photos of people and objects has on memory. The experiment consists of a 40 object tour in the Colby College Museum of Art where participants will take pictures of some objects and observe others. The next day they will be sent an online survey asking them about the pieces of art they viewed on the tour. We expect to see the greatest impairment on memory for the objects in which participants were asked to take a picture of while someone was standing next to it. This is because, in general, our associative memory is not strong.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2014/program/296