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Age -related differences in memory accuracy and memory monitoring: Relationship to executive processes


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Abstract (summary)

The current study examined the neuropsychological correlates of memory accuracy in older and younger adults. Participants were tested in a memory monitoring paradigm developed by Koriat and Goldsmith (1996), which permits separate assessments of the accuracy of responses generated during retrieval and the accuracy of monitoring those responses. Participants were also administered a battery of tests designed to measure executive functioning and speed of processing. Results indicated that both age and executive measures were predictive of accuracy, while speed of processing measures accounted for little of the variability in accuracy. In addition, executive measures explained a moderate amount of the variability in monitoring. Mediational analyses demonstrated that a large portion of the effect of executive function measures on accuracy was mediated by memory monitoring. These data suggest that individual differences in executive function are important in memory accuracy.

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Subject
Cognitive therapy;
Developmental psychology
Classification
0633: Cognitive therapy
0620: Developmental psychology
Identifier / keyword
Psychology; Age-related; Executive processes; Memory
Title
Age -related differences in memory accuracy and memory monitoring: Relationship to executive processes
Author
Rhodes, Matthew Gerard
Number of pages
72
Publication year
2004
Degree date
2004
School code
0071
Source
DAI-B 66/01, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
0496942352, 9780496942350
Advisor
Kelley, Colleen
University/institution
The Florida State University
University location
United States -- Florida
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3160678
ProQuest document ID
305184564
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305184564
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