Campus Units

Psychology

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

12-2018

Journal or Book Title

Psychonomic Bulletin & Review

Volume

25

Issue

6

First Page

2339

Last Page

2345

DOI

10.3758/s13423-018-1429-6

Abstract

The presence of another person in a spatial scene has been shown to induce spontaneous perspective taking. This investigation presents two experiments exploring whether the presence of another person affects reference frame selection when representing object locations in memory. Participants studied objects from one view and later performed judgments of relative direction, which tested retrieval of the remembered layout from several imagined perspectives. Without another person in the scene during learning, participants selected a reference frame aligned with the studied view. The mere presence of the experimenter at a different perspective during learning did not affect reference frame selection. Requiring participants to process object locations from the experimenter’s view during learning led to the selection of a reference frame aligned with the experimenter. However, the same effect also occurred when participants processed object locations from the perspective of a wooden box. In sum, the presence of another person during learning did not affect reference frame selection, and participants adopted a nonegocentric reference frame whether the nonegocentric perspective was occupied by a person or an object.

Comments

This article is published as Kelly, J.W., Costabile, K.A. & Cherep, L.A.Social effects on reference frame selection Psychon Bull Rev (2018) 25: 2339. doi: 10.3758/s13423-018-1429-6. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Psychonomic Society, Inc

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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