Using the highly influential working memory framework as a guide, this textbook provides a clear comparison of the memory development of typically developing children with that of atypical children. The emphasis on explaining methodology throughout the book gives students a real understanding about the way experiments are carried out and how to critically evaluate experimental research.

How is Working Memory Measured?

How is working memory measured?

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this chapter, you should have an understanding of how working memory is measured in groups of children with typical and atypical development. You should be able to describe examples of the main tasks used by psychologists to measure each of the four components of working memory (phonological loop, visuospatial sketchpad, central executive, episodic buffer). You should also be able to comment on the suitability of these tasks for use with typical and atypical populations of children.


In this chapter, methods of assessing the four components of working ...

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