Monday, 12 March 2012

Godden and Baddeley

Aim: To investigate whether we recall information better in our natural environment than an unnatural environment.

Method: 18participants were split into four groups and all participants took part in all conditions. The participants took part in one condition per day:
1. Learn on land and recall on land (dry/dry)
2. Learn under water and recall underwater  (wet/wet)
3. Learn on land and recall underwater (dry/wet)
4. Learn under water and recall on land (wet/dry)

The participants were asked to recall the words when in the different conditions.

Results: The participants were able to recall the words more correctly when in the same condition in which they learnt them in.

Conclusion: We remember things better when we're in the same context in which we learnt them in.