Basic and Applied Memory Research: Practical Applications - Vol. 2

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CHAPTER EIGHTEEN Biases in Children's Memory for Collaborative Exchanges

Mary Ann Foley
Skidmore College

Hilary Horn Ratner
Wayne State University

Misattributions about the origins of information occur in a variety of contexts (e.g., Belli, Lindsay, Gales, & McCarthy, 1994; Foley, Durso, Wilder, & Friedman , 1991; Gerrig & Prentice, 1991). For example, individuals sometimes confuse who said what in conversations ( Foley, Johnson, & Raye, 1983), particularly when speakers physically resemble each other or when they talk about similar topics ( Lindsay, Johnson, & Kwon, 1991). Similarly, cryptomnesia, or inadvertent plagiarism, occurs when individuals generate responses they believe are original to them but that were expressed by someone else ( Brown & Murphy, 1989; Marsh & Bower, 1993). These sorts of misattribution biases may occur for a number of reasons. For instance, if individuals attend more to what they are going to say than to what another person is currently saying, they may fail to encode who said what and believe they are responsible for the other person's statements (e.g., Brown & Murphy, 1989). Or if individuals covertly anticipate what another person is likely to say, they may later take credit for the utterance, forgetting their own ideas occurred only in thought ( Johnson, Hashtroudi, & Lindsay, 1993).

Misattribution biases also occur within the context of collaboration. Describing the consequences of collaborative activities, Rogoff ( 1990) suggested that children appropriate the actions of another person in the context of shared exchanges, making these actions their own, and then adopt the other's actions as self-regulatory routines. For example, when interacting with an adult or peer to solve a problem, children come to appropriate the actions of the other person, assimilating through the other person's actions that other person's

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