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The Effect of Cognitive Load and Intentions on Working Memory


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1 Department of Psychology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
     

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The study probed the effect of goal and implementation intentions on working memory performance under high and low levels of cognitive load. The sample comprised of mixed subjects (N=400, M= 16.27 yrs., S.D. =1.06). The sample was taken from Government model schools of Chandigarh for the purpose. Three way repeated measures ANOVA and t-ratios were used. Results indicated an important role of intentions.

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Goal Intentions, Implementation Intentions, Cognitive Flexibility, Cognitive Load, Working Memory
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Harpreet Kanwal Chhabra
Department of Psychology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
Sakshita Anand
Department of Psychology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

Abstract


The study probed the effect of goal and implementation intentions on working memory performance under high and low levels of cognitive load. The sample comprised of mixed subjects (N=400, M= 16.27 yrs., S.D. =1.06). The sample was taken from Government model schools of Chandigarh for the purpose. Three way repeated measures ANOVA and t-ratios were used. Results indicated an important role of intentions.

Keywords


Goal Intentions, Implementation Intentions, Cognitive Flexibility, Cognitive Load, Working Memory