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dc.contributor.authorTodorovic, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-01 12:53:53 (GMT)
dc.date.available2016-04-01 12:53:53 (GMT)
dc.date.issued2016-04-01
dc.date.submitted2016-03-16
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10012/10350
dc.description.abstractIt has been consistently found that words exhibit a mnemonic benefit when processed according to their relevance to a survival scenario (Nairne, Thompson, & Pandeirada, 2007). However, when Savine, Scullin, and Roediger (2011) tested this survival processing effect for faces, they were unable to obtain the effect. If memory evolved to aid survival, then memory for threatening individuals should be enhanced. This study examined whether the survival processing effect would be obtained for faces if they were processed according to a threat-focused scenario, modified from that of Savine et al. (2011), rather than a standard survival scenario. This hypothesis was tested in a between-subjects design, utilizing male and female faces, and two different threat scenarios along with a control scenario. A marginally significant survival processing effect for faces was obtained.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Waterlooen
dc.subjectAdaptive Memoryen
dc.subjectFace Recognitionen
dc.titleAdaptive Memory: Investigating the Survival Processing of Facesen
dc.typeMaster Thesisen
dc.pendingfalse
uws-etd.degree.departmentPsychologyen
uws-etd.degree.disciplinePsychologyen
uws-etd.degree.grantorUniversity of Waterlooen
uws-etd.degreeMaster of Artsen
uws.contributor.advisorStolz, Jennifer
uws.contributor.affiliation1Faculty of Artsen
uws.published.cityWaterlooen
uws.published.countryCanadaen
uws.published.provinceOntarioen
uws.typeOfResourceTexten
uws.peerReviewStatusUnrevieweden
uws.scholarLevelGraduateen


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