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An Individual Differences Approach to Study Time Allocation Across the Adult Lifespan

Krueger, Lacy Elise
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Krueger, Lacy Elise
Advisor
Salthouse, Timothy
Abstract
Adults (ages 20-86) participated in two studies that investigated the effects of aging on study time allocation in a verbal and a spatial task. In both studies increased age was associated with poorer study time allocation based on performance on a prior trial, and effectiveness of allocating study time was related to subsequent memory performance. However, Study 1 revealed that age differences were not due to differences in awareness of prior performance. In Study 2 it appeared that task experience may improve study time allocation on a spatial but not on a verbal task. Furthermore, there was largely a labor-in-vain effect in the tasks across the age groups in the sense that there was little benefit in subsequent performance of studying previously incorrect items longer. Note: Abstract extracted from PDF text
Language
English
Published
University of Virginia, Department of Psychology, PHD, 2009
Published Date
2009-05-01
Degree
PHD
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All rights reserved (no additional license for public reuse)
Collection
Libra ETD Repository

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