Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Past research suggests that males and females differ in memory associated with genderstereotyped objects. Specific findings, however, have been inconclusive with regards to the specifics of these differences. The purpose of this study was to extend this literature by evaluating gender differences in memory recall when participants are presented with stereotypically masculine items, stereotypically feminine items, and neutral items. Results found that females recalled more items overall and performed better on recalling gender neutral and female stereotyped items. No differences were found between males and females in recalling male stereotyped items. Additionally, no difference was found between males and females in incorrectly recalling items that were not presented in the recall task. Results suggest the ability to recall objects is influenced by an interaction between stimulus and participant gender. Implications and directions for future research are discussed.
BF1 .M63 v. 12 no. 1 2006
Baer, April; Trumpeter, Nevelyn N.; and Weathington, Bart L.
"Gender differences in memory recall,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 12
, Article 3.
Available at: http://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol12/iss1/3