publication . Article . Conference object . 2014

Working memory capacity and fluid abilities: the more difficult the item, the more more is better

Little, D. R.; Stephan Lewandowsky; Craig, S.;
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  • Published: 21 Mar 2014 Journal: Frontiers in Psychology, volume 5 (issn: 1664-1078, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Country: United States
Abstract
The relationship between fluid intelligence and working memory is of fundamental importance to understanding how capacity-limited structures such as working memory interact with inference abilities to determine intelligent behaviour. Recent evidence has suggested that the relationship between a fluid abilities test, Raven's Progressive Matrices, and working memory capacity (WMC) may be invariant across difficulty levels of the Raven's items. We show that this invariance can only be observed if the overall correlation between Raven's and WMC is low. Simulations of Raven's performance revealed that as the overall correlation between Raven's and WMC increases, the ...
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free text keywords: Social and Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Raven's progressive matrices, working memory capacity, Original Research Article, simulation, reasoning skills, BF1-990, General Psychology, Positive relationship, Inference, Correlation, Working memory, Fluid intelligence, Cognitive psychology, Cognitive science, Social psychology
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publication . Article . Conference object . 2014

Working memory capacity and fluid abilities: the more difficult the item, the more more is better

Little, D. R.; Stephan Lewandowsky; Craig, S.;