Doctoral thesis

The association of prospective memory and executive functions: a lifespan perspective

ContributorsZuber, Saschaorcid
Defense date2017-12-08

The current thesis project focuses on the development of prospective memory (PM) and its association to executive functions (EF) throughout the different stages of life. In detail, Study 1 examines the differential association between the three facets of EF (namely inhibition, shifting and updating) – and the three types of PM tasks (namely focal and nonfocal event-based PM, as well as time-based PM) in 115 six- to ten-year old children. Study 2 presents an individual difference perspective on focal and nonfocal PM in adults (20-68 years old), and illustrates their differential association with the three facets of EF. Study 3 shows that age-related stereotype threat might be an additional, non-cognitive factor that contributes to older adults' lower performance by specifically impairing executive resources. Finally, to synthesize presented findings, I suggest a new, task-specific model of how cognitive and non-cognitive factors contribute to different types of PM tasks.

  • Prospective memory
  • Executive functions
  • Lifespan
  • Development
  • Cognitive
  • Psychology
Citation (ISO format)
ZUBER, Sascha. The association of prospective memory and executive functions: a lifespan perspective. 2017. doi: 10.13097/archive-ouverte/unige:100572
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