Now I like it, now I don’t: Delay effects and retrospective judgment

Silvio Aldrovandi, Marie Poirier, Petko Kusev, Daniel Heussen, Peter Ayton

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Abstract

The present paper tests the widely accepted hypothesis that on-line judgment implies functional independence between memory for, and judgment of, verbal stimuli (e.g., Anderson,1989; Hastie & Park, 1986). In the present study, participants recalled lists of words, after having assessed each for its pleasantness. Presentation position of a negative item within the lists was manipulated. Also, items memorability was manipulated after their presentation – by inserting a filled delay between presentation and the judgment task; in this way, on-line judgment formation was spared. The memory manipulation reduced recall rates for negative items presented in the last position – and their negative influence on pleasantness ratings accordingly. These results contradict the predictions of pure on-line approaches to judgment formation(e.g., Betsch, Plessner, Schwieren, & Gütig, 2001) and suggest that even in on-line judgment tasks, memory plays a role.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society
Pages2866-2871
Number of pages6
Volume33
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society
Volume33
ISSN (Print)1069-7977

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Aldrovandi, S., Poirier, M., Kusev, P., Heussen, D., & Ayton, P. (2011). Now I like it, now I don’t: Delay effects and retrospective judgment. In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (Vol. 33, pp. 2866-2871). (Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society; Vol. 33).