Integrative Social Perception : Individuals Low in Working Memory Benefit More from External Representations

@inproceedings{Hecker2004IntegrativeSP,
  title={Integrative Social Perception : Individuals Low in Working Memory Benefit More from External Representations},
  author={Ulrich von Hecker},
  year={2004}
}
  • Ulrich von Hecker
  • Published 2004
The paper highlights the importance of looking at individual differences in working memory in order to understand complex social perceptual processes such as the construction of mental clique models from pairwise sentiment relations. We found that working memory resources constituted a limiting factor in the integrative perception of sentiment patterns (Experiment 1). Low but not high-resource individuals’ performance was enhanced by use of an external memory store (Experiment 2). Finally… CONTINUE READING