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THE WORKING MEMORY MODEL



Baddeley and Hitch (1974)
The STM is replaced by working memory which is split into these subdivisions:



















The dual task method
· If you do two things at the same time and they are both visual/spatial visual tasks,
you perform them less well than if you…

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THE WORKING MEMORY MODEL




The part of working memory that deals with spoken and written material. It can be used to
remember a phone number. It consists of two parts
· Phonological Store (inner ear)
Linked to speech perception. Holds information in speech based form (i.e. spoken
words) for 12…

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THE WORKING MEMORY MODEL



· This model has been extremely influential and most cognitive psychologists now use
working memory in preference to the using the STM.
· It is a much more plausible model than the multistore because it explains STM in
terms of both temporary storage and active processing.…

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