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dc.contributor.advisorBatsell, W. Robert, 1963-
dc.contributor.advisorHedden, Trey
dc.contributor.authorBlankenship, Aaron
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-08T12:12:54Z
dc.date.available2012-08-08T12:12:54Z
dc.date.issued2001
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10920/27186
dc.descriptionv, 69 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractBoth 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.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAging and Cognition Laboratory. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Anthropology and Sociology Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. Anthropology and Sociology.;
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dc.titleDifferential Contributions of Source Memory and Inhibitory Deficiencies to Working Memory Decline With Ageen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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