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John T. E. Richardson, Randall W. Engle, Lynn Hasher, Robert H. Logie, Ellen R. Stoltzfus, and Rose T. Zacks

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780195100990

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100990.001.0001

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Working Memory and Retrieval: An Inhibition-Resource Approach

Working Memory and Retrieval: An Inhibition-Resource Approach

(p.89) 4 Working Memory and Retrieval: An Inhibition-Resource Approach
Working Memory and Human Cognition

Randall W. Engle

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This chapter examines an inhibition-resource approach in the analysis of working memory and information retrieval. It considers issues relevant in explaining individual difference in working-memory capacity and explains the underlying principle behind an inhibition-resource hypothesis of working-memory capacity. The chapter proposes a set of ideas called the General Capacity Theory to specify the mechanisms that mediate the relationship between working-memory capacity and higher-level cognitive tasks.

Keywords:   working memory, information retrieval, inhibition-resource approach, working-memory capacity, General Capacity Theory, cognitive tasks

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