DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1041.2017.00759

Acta Psychologica Sinica (心理学报) 2017/49:6 PP.759-770

Age-related differences of different components of working memory: The predictive effect on strategy utilization in arithmetic

Arithmetic strategy utilization study is one of research hotspots for mathematical education, which relates to the studies of teaching, psychology, decision-making and so on. Studies showed that arithmetic strategy utilization can predict people's arithmetic performance and was affected by task characteristics, problem situation, strategy adaptability, cognitive ability, emotion, individual development, etc. Accompany with the deep researches about working memory, more and more evidences indicated that working memory, as a higher level cognitive processing, affected arithmetic strategy utilization. However, those findings did not reach a stable consistency. Consequently, the present study explored the predictive effect of different components of working memory on computational estimation for people with different ages.

Key words:strategy utilization,working memory,central executive,age-related differences

ReleaseDate:2017-08-10 07:39:29

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