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Strategy training enhances memory performance in single task but not in dual tasking: preliminary results

Strategy training enhances memory performance in single task but not in dual tasking: preliminary results

Collin, Victoria, Patchay, S. and Thompson, T. ORCID: 0000-0001-9880-782X (2009) Strategy training enhances memory performance in single task but not in dual tasking: preliminary results. In: 2009 British Psychological Society Cognitive Psychology Section Annual Conference, 1-3 Sep 2009, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK.

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Abstract

Research Objectives: This study tests the hypothesis that strategy training improves memory performance in single task. It also investigates whether the effect is observed in dual tasking.

Design/Method: A repeated-measures design was employed. Two groups of participants performed a memory task and a secondary auditory discrimination task individually, and a dual-task which combined both. The experimental group (N=7) were then taught strategies such as association/imagery, while the control group (N=6) received no training. Number of words recalled from a word list and reaction time for the auditory discrimination task were recorded pre and post training.

Results: Following training the words recalled was significantly increased in the single-task condition but not in the dual-task condition. As expected, there was no significant increase in words recalled in either condition for the control group. Secondary task performance was not significantly affected by strategy training.

Conclusions: The use of strategies may contribute to improve memory for simple tasks primarily.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Poster)
Additional Information: [1] This poster was presented at the British Psychological Society (BPS) Cognitive Psychology Section Annual Conference held from 1-3 September 2009 at the University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK. It was given on 1st September 2009.
Uncontrolled Keywords: memory, strategy, single task, dual task
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care
School of Health & Social Care > Department of Psychology & Counselling
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:11
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/4518

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