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Psykhe (Santiago)

versión On-line ISSN 0718-2228

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CHAIGNEAU, Sergio; ARRIAZA, Jorge  y  BASUALDO, Marjorie. Research Report: The Effect of Being Observed on a Verbal Fluidity Task. Psykhe [online]. 2006, vol.15, n.1, pp.137-143. ISSN 0718-2228.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-22282006000100011.

To investigate how being observed influences cognitive performance, researchers have typically used laboratory experiments with mental math as the predominant task (e.g., doing double digit additions in one's mind). In order to increase the generalizability of these effects, we used a verbal fluidity task in a more ecologically valid setting. Elementary and secondary school students performed the task with or without observers. Data showed that being observed reduces verbal fluidity. The pattern of results is consistent with the effect of social factors on cognitive performance extending to a wide range of cognitive tasks. We suggest the need to take these effects into account in educational contexts.

Palabras clave : cognitive performance; social factors.

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