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Working Memory, Thought, and Action

Alan Baddeley


This book is the magnum opus of one of the most influential cognitive psychologists of the past 50 years. This new volume on the model he created (with Graham Hitch) discusses the developments that have occurred in the past 20 years, and places it within a broader context. Working memory is a temporary storage system that underpins onex' capacity for coherent thought. Some 30 years ago, Baddeley and Hitch proposed a way of thinking about working memory that has proved to be both valuable and influential in its application to practical problems. This book updates the theory, discussing both the ... More

Keywords: cognitive psychologist, working memory, coherent thought, phonological loop, visuo-spatial sketchpad, central executive, episodic buffer, recency effect, neuroimaging, social psychology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780198528012
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528012.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan Baddeley, author
Department of Psychology, University of York, UK