ERIC Number: EJ980845
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Do Computerised Training Programmes Designed to Improve Working Memory Work?
Apter, Brian J. B.
Educational Psychology in Practice, v28 n3 p257-272 2012
A critical review of working memory training research during the last 10 years is provided. Particular attention is given to research that has attempted to investigate the efficacy of commercially marketed computerised training programmes such as "Cogmed" and "Jungle Memory". Claimed benefits are questioned on the basis that research methodologies were flawed. It is also argued that the Working Memory model in its current stage of development was under-specified and paradigmatically unsuited to working memory training research. Implications in respect of memory training for applied psychologists working in schools, and possible areas for future research are suggested.
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Psychologists, Short Term Memory, Assistive Technology, Computer Assisted Instruction, Attention, Motivation, Recall (Psychology), Program Evaluation
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