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An assessment of inhibition in the Simon task

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dc.contributor.advisor Rouder, Jeffrey Neil, 1966- en_US
dc.contributor.author Feng, Chuning en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-12T21:06:49Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-12T21:06:49Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009 Spring en_US
dc.identifier.other FengC-041509-T1038 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/6550
dc.description The 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. en_US
dc.description Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on November 13, 2009). en_US
dc.description Thesis advisor: Dr. Jeffrey Rouder. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description M.A. University of Missouri--Columbia 2009. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Psychology. en_US
dc.description.abstract Different 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. en_US
dc.format.extent vi, 40 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2009 Freely available theses (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Human information processing en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Attitude (Psychology) -- Testing en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reaction time en_US
dc.title An assessment of inhibition in the Simon task en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Psychology en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name M.A. en_US
thesis.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.identifier.merlin .b72998039 en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 466771440 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2009 Theses


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