The impact of Eysenck's extraversion-introversion personality dimension on prospective memory

Tom Heffernan, Jonathan Ling

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Abstract

Prospective memory (PM) is memory for future events. PM is a developing area of research (e.g., Brandimonte, Einstein & McDaniel, 1996) with recent work linking personality types and their utilisation of PM (Goschke & Kuhl, 1996; Searleman, 1996). The present study compared 28 extraverts and 28 introverts on their short- and long-term prospective memory using the Prospective Memory Scale developed by Hannon, Adams, Harrington, Fries-Dias & Gibson (1995). The main finding was that extraverts reported significantly fewer errors on short- and long-term PM than introverts, and this difference could not be explained in terms of the number of strategies used to support prospective remembering. These findings are discussed in relation to differences between the personality types.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-325
JournalScandinavian Journal of Psychology
Volume42
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2001

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