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A Mechanistic Account of the Relation between Working Memory Capacity and Fluid Intelligence


Abstract Working memory capacity and fluid intelligence are important predictors of performance in educational settings. Thus, understanding the processes underlying the relation between working memory capacity and fluid intelligence is important. Three large scale individual differences experiments were conducted to determine the mechanisms underlying the relation between working memory capacity and fluid intelligence. Experiments 1 and 2 were designed to assess whether individual differences in strategic behavior contribute to the variance shared between working memory capacity and fluid intelligence. In Experiment 3, competing theories for describing the underlying processes (cognitive vs. strategy) were evaluated in a comprehensive examination o... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Wingert, Kimberly Marie (Author) / Brewer, Gene A (Advisor) / McNamara, Danielle (Advisor) / McClure, Samuel (Committee member) / Redick, Thomas (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Cognitive psychology / fluid intelligence / strategic behavior / working memory
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 129 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Psychology 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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