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Do you trust technology? An exploratory investigation on the concept of trustworthiness and the role of memory

Bekmanis, N. (2020) Do you trust technology? An exploratory investigation on the concept of trustworthiness and the role of memory.

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Abstract:Memory may differ depending on the presented stimuli, for example, whether the stimuli are trustworthy or untrustworthy. Within those stimuli some things may grab one’s attention more, leading to enhanced encoding and better recognition in a later stage. Recognition has played a key role in studies involving faces by recognising and detecting cheaters from non-cheaters. The aim is to check the recognition not only towards faces, as well as the role of the attitude. This study’s exploratory questions: does memory play a role in recognition of untrustworthy stimulus compared to trustworthy stimulus – faces, scenes, and devices; does attitude towards technology affect people’s ability to recognise a trustworthy and untrustworthy device? The expectation – there is a trend that people would recognise the untrustworthy objects better than trustworthy. Based on the results, it cannot be said and related to previous studies that people do have like a cognitive mechanism focused on cheater detection due to an insignificant difference. It has been shown that memory plays a role in the recognition of trustworthy and untrustworthy stimuli, but people are equally good at recognition, however, with some trends towards recognising better different stimuli. Results about the effect of attitude showed no effect on recognition.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/83080
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