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dc.contributor.authorGriffiths, Kirsty
dc.contributor.authorStretton, Jason
dc.contributor.authorDalgleish, Tim
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-26T00:30:24Z
dc.date.available2022-02-26T00:30:24Z
dc.date.issued2022-05
dc.identifier.issn0965-8211
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/334462
dc.description.abstractHierarchies pervade human society, characterising its members along diverse dimensions ranging from their abilities or skills in a particular domain to their economic status or physical stature. One intriguing aspect of the centrality of hierarchies, relative to egalitarian constructs, is that hierarchically-organised social information appears to be remembered more easily than non-hierarchically-organised information. However, it is not yet clear how one's social rank within a hierarchy influences processing. In a pre-registered study with 66 healthy participants, we examined memory recall for hierarchical information when participants themselves were positioned higher in the hierarchy versus lower in the hierarchy, both relative to an egalitarian control condition. The results replicate previous work showing that hierarchical information is memorised faster relative to the egalitarian control. Importantly, this effect was modulated by the participant's position within the hierarchy, with higher positioned participants memorising information faster than lower-positioned participants. This study provides new evidence showing biases in memory will favour hierarchical information if modulated by perceptions of one's own social rank.
dc.format.mediumPrint-Electronic
dc.publisherInforma UK Limited
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectMemory
dc.subjectself-enhancement bias
dc.subjectsocial hierarchy
dc.subjectsocial rank
dc.titleMemory bias for social hierarchical information is modulated by perceived social rank.
dc.typeArticle
dc.publisher.departmentMrc Cognition And Brain Sciences Unit
dc.date.updated2022-02-25T06:17:35Z
prism.endingPage8
prism.publicationDate2022
prism.publicationNameMemory
prism.startingPage1
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.81879
dcterms.dateAccepted2022-01-11
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1080/09658211.2022.2029902
rioxxterms.versionVoR
dc.contributor.orcidGriffiths, Kirsty [0000-0001-7158-2683]
dc.identifier.eissn1464-0686
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2022-02-07
cam.depositDate2022-02-25
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