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Effects of Set-Size on Switch-Cost

Gustafsson, Camilla LU (2016) PSYP01 20151
Department of Psychology
Abstract
This study investigated how a set-size manipulation (as published in Fitzgibbon, Cragg & Carroll, 2014) could affect switch-cost in a switching-task, and the relation to working memory capacity. A student sample of 29 participants was recruited. Results revealed that decreasing the set-size might facilitate switching. Working memory capacity was negatively correlated with repeating a task (i. e., with not switching), when the set-size was large. The results are relevant to theoretical top-down and bottom-up explanations of switch-cost, and have practical implication for the further use of task-switching paradigms.
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author
Gustafsson, Camilla LU
supervisor
organization
course
PSYP01 20151
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
task-switching, set-shifting, set-size, switch-cost, flexibility, perseveration
language
English
id
8619188
date added to LUP
2016-02-23 08:31:01
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2016-02-23 08:31:01
@misc{8619188,
  abstract     = {This study investigated how a set-size manipulation (as published in Fitzgibbon, Cragg & Carroll, 2014) could affect switch-cost in a switching-task, and the relation to working memory capacity. A student sample of 29 participants was recruited. Results revealed that decreasing the set-size might facilitate switching. Working memory capacity was negatively correlated with repeating a task (i. e., with not switching), when the set-size was large. The results are relevant to theoretical top-down and bottom-up explanations of switch-cost, and have practical implication for the further use of task-switching paradigms.},
  author       = {Gustafsson, Camilla},
  keyword      = {task-switching,set-shifting,set-size,switch-cost,flexibility,perseveration},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Effects of Set-Size on Switch-Cost},
  year         = {2016},
}