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Psychology AS Revision Module 1

Working memory model (Baddeley and Hitch 1974)




· Central executive
· Phonological loop
· Visuo-spatial scratch pad
· Episodic buffer (added in 2000)

Central executive:
· Controls attention and plays a role in organising and processing information
· Can process information from any of the…

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Criticisms:
· More applicable than the MSM
· Affectively explains the way information is stored and processed for LTM
· Has evidence to prove the phonological loop- generated a lot of research into this
system (word length effect)
· Has evidence to prove the visuo-spatial scratch pad- generated a lot…

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