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dc.contributor.advisorRouder, Jeffrey Neil, 1966-eng
dc.contributor.authorFeng, Chuningeng
dc.date.issued2009eng
dc.date.submitted2009 Springeng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on November 13, 2009).eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. Jeffrey Rouder.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionM.A. University of Missouri--Columbia 2009.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Psychology.eng
dc.description.abstractDifferent from some other context tasks, the Simon task is featured with a congruency effect decreasing with increasing RT. Ridderinkhof proposed a two route model to account for the negative slope of this congruency effect and attributed it to selective inhibition. Two experiments were conducted to test this theory. In experiment 1, each participant's inhibition level was manipulated by taxing working memory capacity to different degrees, but no differentiation of congruency effect slope was found. In experiment 2, increased perceptual difficulty of stimuli resulted in an increasing congruency effect in time course, which is beyond prediction based on any available explanations of the Simon task. In sum, no support for Ridderinkhof's theory was found.eng
dc.format.extentvi, 40 pageseng
dc.identifier.merlin.b72998039eng
dc.identifier.oclc466771440eng
dc.identifier.otherFengC-041509-T1038eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/6550eng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartof2009 Freely available theses (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2009 Theseseng
dc.subject.lcshHuman information processingeng
dc.subject.lcshAttitude (Psychology) -- Testingeng
dc.subject.lcshReaction timeeng
dc.titleAn assessment of inhibition in the Simon taskeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychology (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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