The impact of Eysenck's extraversion-introversion personality dimension on prospective memory

Heffernan, Tom and Ling, Jonathan (2001) The impact of Eysenck's extraversion-introversion personality dimension on prospective memory. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 42 (4). pp. 321-325. ISSN 0036-5564

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Prospective memory (PM) is memory for future events. PM is a developing area of research (e.g., Brandimonte, Einstein & McDaniel, 1996) with recent work linking personality types and their utilisation of PM (Goschke & Kuhl, 1996; Searleman, 1996). The present study compared 28 extraverts and 28 introverts on their short- and long-term prospective memory using the Prospective Memory Scale developed by Hannon, Adams, Harrington, Fries-Dias & Gibson (1995). The main finding was that extraverts reported significantly fewer errors on short- and long-term PM than introverts, and this difference could not be explained in terms of the number of strategies used to support prospective remembering. These findings are discussed in relation to differences between the personality types.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: prospective memory, personality, extraversion, introversion
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2009 09:44
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2017 21:55

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