Collaboration Both Hurts and Helps Memory

  title={Collaboration Both Hurts and Helps Memory},
  author={Suparna Rajaram},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  pages={76 - 81}
  • S. Rajaram
  • Published 1 April 2011
  • Psychology
  • Current Directions in Psychological Science
Humans spend a majority of their lives in a social context. So historically, several disciplines have pursued a study of the social aspects of memory. Yet, research on memory in cognitive psychology has, for more than a century, concentrated mainly on individuals working in isolation. A recent shift in this orientation has led to a rapid growth in cognitive research revealing both counterintuitive and complex effects of collaboration on learning and remembering. For example, despite subjective… 

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