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The effects of ongoing task absorption on event-based prospective memory in preschoolers

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Zhang, Xinyuan
Liu, Si
Wang, Lijuan
Published in European Journal of Developmental Psychology. 2019, vol. 16, no. 2, p. 123-136
Abstract The current study applied a 2 × 2 experimental design to investigate the effects of ongoing task absorption on event-based prospective memory performance of children aged 3 and 5 years. Children were required to label pictures as ongoing task but to remember to refrain from picture naming and to respond to the target cues in a different way as the prospective memory task. Two differently absorbing ongoing tasks (high absorbing scenario game task vs. low absorbing computerbased task) were administered. Results indicated that prospective memory performance of 5-year-old children was significantly better than that of 3-year-old children. Ongoing task absorption affected the ongoing task performance of preschoolers, but not overall prospective memory performance. Only the 3-year-olds were negatively affected by high ongoing task absorption, which was not the case for the 5-year-olds. The findings are discussed within the light of the multiprocess theory.
Keywords Event-based prospective memoryPreschoolersOngoing task absorptionScenario gameTaskComputerized task
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ZHANG, Xinyuan et al. The effects of ongoing task absorption on event-based prospective memory in preschoolers. In: European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2019, vol. 16, n° 2, p. 123-136. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:120913

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