Stereotype threat reduces false recognition when older adults are forewarned.

@article{Wong2016StereotypeTR,
  title={Stereotype threat reduces false recognition when older adults are forewarned.},
  author={Jessica T. Wong and David A. Gallo},
  journal={Memory},
  year={2016},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={650-8}
}
Exposing older adults to ageing stereotypes can reduce their memory for studied information--a phenomenon attributed to stereotype threat--but little is known about stereotype effects on false memory. Here, we assessed ageing stereotype effects on the Deese-Roediger-McDermott false memory illusion. Older adults studied lists of semantically associated words, and then read a passage about age-related memory decline (threat condition) or an age-neutral passage (control condition). They then took… CONTINUE READING