Differential Contributions of Source Memory and Inhibitory Deficiencies to Working Memory Decline With Age
MetadataShow full item record
Both inhibitory deficit and source monitoring theories of working memory (WM) decline with age state that older adults should be more susceptible to interference. Hedden and Park (2001b) presented evidence supporting both of these theories, but their experimental design had a significant confound. The present study replicated the portion of Hedden & Park's experiment in question. Participants were presented with three sets of words: one set to remember, one set to read, and one set whose purpose was to test the participants' recall for the previous sets. The hypothesis was evaluated using reaction time and accuracy data as the dependent variables. The most important effect seen was that a portion of older adults experienced interference in a WM task when they read interfering information and were then later tested on that same information, providing strong support for the source monitoring deficit view of age-related WM decline.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Shortcomings of German Holocaust Memorialization and "The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe" Kracht, Alex (2019-09-01)This paper will examine one memorial, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, in Berlin, and assess whether or not the memorial does an adequate job of portraying a clear message to the observer. This will be done ...
Lindsay, Sarah (1998)This pilot study assessed the effects of valence, semantic cues, and arousal on memory for words belonging to emotional and non-emotional categories. Experiment 1 tested 6 undergraduate students' memories for 20 ...
Buried and Not : A Collection of Poetry and “Makers of Memory : A Critical Essay on the Poet’s Management of Cognitive Errors in Memory and Imagination” Renuart, Emiliana Novelle (2020-04-01)Bodies. Dreams. Ghosts. Mirrors. Lakes. These are the things to which I have been and am still irresistibly drawn-- all of which oscillate suggestively alongside the reality of my childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood. ...