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2005 | 43 | 1 | 97-102

Article title

DECISION MAKING STRATEGIES AND WORKING MEMORY

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PL

Abstracts

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The authors investigated whether capacity for short term information storage influences the complexity of the choice process. To this end a study was conducted where participants 1) had to memorize a string of digits and then recognize a target digit which was either present or absent in the string (working memory (WM) task) and 2) had to choose one of four alternatives described on six dimensions (multi-attribute choice task). Subjects who decided longer and acquired more information before the decision were also more correct on the WM task, especially in the more demanding condition of exhaustive search. Additionally, for those subjects with the higher tendency to search pre-decisional information selectively the performance on WM task deteriorated more slowly with increasing memory load. These results point to the inverse relationship between the capacity to store information for a short time and the complexity of the process of decision making.

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Year

Volume

43

Issue

1

Pages

97-102

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ARTICLE

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  • S. Wichary, Uniwersytet Jagiellonski, Instytut Psychologii, al. Mickiewicza 3, 31-120 Krak√≥w, Poland

References

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Publication order reference

Identifiers

CEJSH db identifier
05PLAAAA00481214

YADDA identifier

bwmeta1.element.83deb7de-0485-36ea-8e08-cccdc5686827
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