Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
Karen A. Kemtes
Number of Pages
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.
Adults; Comprehension; Old; Power; Predictive; Reading; Span; Test; Young
Psychology, Experimental; Cognitive psychology; Developmental psychology; Psychology--Research--Methodology
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Schroeder, Paul James, "The Reading Span Test and its predictive power for reading comprehension among young and old adults" (2008). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 2320.