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Age-Related Differences in Memory Accuracy and Memory Monitoring

Title: Age-Related Differences in Memory Accuracy and Memory Monitoring: Relationship to Executive Processes.
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Name(s): Rhodes, Matthew Gerard, author
Kelley, Colleen M., professor directing dissertation
Bourgeois, Michelle, outside committee member
Charness, Neil, committee member
Dijkstra, Katinka, committee member
Plant, E. Ashby, committee member
Department of Psychology, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2004
Publisher: Florida State University
Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: 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.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-1879 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation Submitted to the Department of Psychology in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester, 2004.
Date of Defense: July 13, 2004.
Keywords: Executive Function, Aging, Memory, Memory Monitoring
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory committee: Colleen M. Kelley, Professor Directing Dissertation; Michelle Bourgeois, Outside Committee Member; Neil Charness, Committee Member; Katinka Dijkstra, Committee Member; E. Ashby Plant, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Psychology
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-1879
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Rhodes, M. G. (2004). Age-Related Differences in Memory Accuracy and Memory Monitoring: Relationship to Executive Processes. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-1879