publication . Article . 2017

The Benefits of Working Memory Capacity on Attentional Control under Pressure

Luo, Xiaoxiao; Zhang, Liwei; Wang, Jin;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2017 Journal: Frontiers in Psychology, volume 8 (issn: 1664-1078, eissn: 1664-1078, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
Abstract
The present study aimed to examine the effects of working memory capacity (WMC) and state anxiety (SA) on attentional control. WMC was manipulated by (a) dividing participants into low- and high-WMC groups (Experiment 1), and (b) using working memory training to improve WMC (Experiment 2). SA was manipulated by creating low- and high-SA conditions. Attentional control was evaluated by using antisaccade task. Results demonstrated that (a) higher WMC indicated better attentional control (Experiments 1 and 2); (b) the effects of SA on attentional control were inconsistent because SA impaired attentional control in Experiment 1, but favored attentional control in Ex...
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free text keywords: state anxiety, working memory training, Psychology, working memory capacity, attentional control, BF1-990, antisaccade, Original Research
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publication . Article . 2017

The Benefits of Working Memory Capacity on Attentional Control under Pressure

Luo, Xiaoxiao; Zhang, Liwei; Wang, Jin;