Are personal cues more effective than provided cues for remembering a set of tasks?
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
A person’s memory is a vital component in every day life, as it allows people to organise their lives in a systematic way giving them the ability to plan future events and recall past events as if they were chapters in a book of their life. The importance of a person’s memory seems to be taken for granted and research on such topics appears to be limited for a topic of such societal importance. Previous research indicates that cues help a person’s prospective and retrospective memory as it reinforces their intention to execute a task. This research project focuses on a person’s ability to recall events which they are going to perform in the future, with the aid of personal or provided cues. The cues were recorded with the aid of visualization techniques. This study found that participant’s personal cues were more beneficial than provided cues in aiding remembrance of a prospective task.