The Self-reference effect (SRE) refers to people’s tendency to better remember information when that information has been linked to themself than when it has not been linked to themself. This is well understood in the young adult literature however, little is known about how it varies in older adults and adolescence. This investigation aims to fill this gap by investigating SRE variations in older adults and adolescents compared with young adults.
The study will be completed online via a desktop or laptop computer. It cannot be completed on a phone. For the first task, you will be interacting with objects on a screen. Next, you will watch a video and answer some questions. Following this, you will interact with objects on the screen for a final time. Following completion of the task, you will be asked some questions about your experience.