308. The Google Effect: The Effect of Internet Search Engines on Cognition


This Psychology Factsheet describes what is meant by the Google effect and digital amnesia. It outlines the theory of transactive memory and describes and evaluates relevant research, including Sparrow et al. (2011). It also provides guidance to help you plan your own research into the effects of internet search engines.

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January 2024


ISSN: 1351-5136

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308 The Google Effect on Memory

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