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The Role of Inhibitory Control in Working Memory Capacity and Reasoning Ability

Abstract Retrieving an item from memory can cause subsequent suppression of related items. This phenomenon, involving a procedure where participants retrieve category-exemplar pairs (e.g. FRUIT-orange), is known as Retrieval Induced Forgetting (RIF). Individuals who demonstrate greater amounts of RIF also exhibit greater working memory capacity (WMC). Reasoning ability is highly related to WMC, which may suggest that a similar relation exists between RIF and Reasoning ability. The goal of the present investigation was to examine this possibility. Rotation Span and a Letter Number task were used as indicators of WMC and a Cognitive Reflection Test was used to measure Reasoning ability. A significant RIF effect was found, but it did not significan... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Maxwell, Joshua (Author) / Duran, Nicholas (Advisor) / Hall, Deborah (Committee member) / Robles-Sotelo, Elias (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Psychology / Cognitive psychology / Inhibition / Reasoning Ability / Retrieval Induced Forgetting / Working Memory Capacity
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 47 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Psychology 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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