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On the regulation of recollection: The intentional forgetting of stereotypical memories, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Abstract

Drawing insight from related research on thought control, 2 studies investigated the process through which social perceivers inhibit the retrieval of stereotypic information from long-term memory (i.e., intentional forgetting). Study 1 considered the attentional demands associated with the task of forgetting stereotype-congruent memories; Study 2 examined the efficacy of intentional forgetting under conditions of resource depletion. Confirming the theoretical predictions, the task of inhibiting stereotype-congruent memories made notable demands on participants' attentional resources. The findings are considered in the context of contemporary issues in mental control and stereotype function.

Type

Article

Author(s)

Galen Bodenhausen

Date Published

1997

Citations

Bodenhausen, Galen. 1997. On the regulation of recollection: The intentional forgetting of stereotypical memories. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 72(4): 709-719.

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