Award Date

1-1-2008

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

First Committee Member

Karen A. Kemtes

Number of Pages

111

Abstract

Although many researchers appear to agree on the usefulness of both simple and complex span tasks, many disagree on the specifics of how or why they measure working memory. The following paper considers competing theories of the relationship between working memory tasks and higher order cognitive function. Consideration is given to simple and complex measures of working memory, various theories about them, and theories based on research within the cognitive aging domain. Subsequent discussion reports the findings from a new study aimed at resolving disagreements about the relationship between lower and higher level cognitive abilities in college-age and older adults.

Keywords

Adults; Comprehension; Old; Power; Predictive; Reading; Span; Test; Young

Controlled Subject

Psychology, Experimental; Cognitive psychology; Developmental psychology; Psychology--Research--Methodology

File Format

pdf

File Size

2.15 MB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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