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The effects of golf expertise and presentation modality on memory for golf and everyday items

Dijkstra, Katinka and MacMahon, Clare and Misirlisoy, Mine (2008) The effects of golf expertise and presentation modality on memory for golf and everyday items. Acta Psychologica, 128 (2). pp. 298-303. ISSN 0001-6918

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Abstract

The present study assessed whether golf expertise, presentation modality, and domain relevance affected memory for golf-related and everyday items. Forty-eight experienced golfers and 48 non-golfers were compared in their memory for golf-related (‘‘putt to the hole”) and everyday (‘‘turn on the lamp”) items. To-be-remembered items were presented verbally, visually, or were enacted. Enacted information was recalled best, followed by visually presented information. Combined effects of modality and golf expertise on recall of golf items were demonstrated on immediate but not on delayed recall. The findings suggest that recall of domain-relevant information is optimal when one has relevant background knowledge, and under conditions of visual encoding. The data support research on facilitation of domain-relevant knowledge on recall [Weber, N., & Brewer, N. (2003). Expert memory: The interaction of stimulus structure, attention, and expertise. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 17, 295–308]. Interpersonal body representation may have played a role in recall processes among experts

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID15992. cognition, declarative memory, expertise, motor processes
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Ageing, Rehabilitation, Exercise & Sport Science (CARES)
FOR Classification > 1702 Cognitive Science
SEO Classification > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2011 05:12
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2011 05:12
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/3619
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