Repeated Testing of Working Memory Capacity

Show simple item record Carter, Laura en_US 2008-05-22T17:07:50Z 2008-05-22T17:07:50Z 2008-05-05 en_US
dc.description.abstract Working memory capacity is measured by a variety of memory span tasks and can account for about 40% of inter-individual variation in fluid intelligence (Broadway &Engle, in preparation). In the present study, ten participants performed a widely accepted valid test of WMC, the Running Memory Span task (Pollack, Johnson, &Knaff, 1959), twenty-five times over five sessions to assess test-retest reliability and the extent of practice effects. Results confirmed expectations that memory performance would improve but that the rank ordering of individuals on performance would remain consistent over repeated testing. en_US
dc.publisher Georgia Institute of Technology en_US
dc.subject Working memory en_US
dc.subject Memory span en_US
dc.subject Working memory capacity en_US
dc.subject Repeated testing en_US
dc.subject Running span en_US
dc.subject Test-retest en_US
dc.title Repeated Testing of Working Memory Capacity en_US
dc.type Undergraduate Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.department Psychology en_US
dc.description.advisor Committee Member/Second Reader: Schumacher, Eric; Faculty Mentor: Engle, Randall en_US

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