Working Memory Model

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  • Working Memory Model
    • Created by Baddeley and Hitch in 1974
    • Central Executive
      • is part of the supervisory system
      • controls actions of other components and has LIMITED capacity
    • Episodic Buffer
      • Introduced in 2000
      • links things together with time and order
    • Visio Spatial Sketchpad
      • holds visual/ spatial information
    • Phonological Loop
      • contains Articulatory Control  System and  Phonological Store
      • Stores acoustically
    • Strengths
      • rehearsal is optional
      • supported by other studies and research
      • seems realistic
    • Weaknesses
      • Central executive isn't well explained and is difficult to test
      • Evidence with brain damaged patients isn't reliable as there's no before and after comparison


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