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dc.contributor.advisorRouder, Jeffrey Neil, 1966-en_US
dc.contributor.authorFeng, Chuningen_US
dc.date.issued2009eng
dc.date.submitted2009 Springen_US
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.en_US
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on November 13, 2009).en_US
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. Jeffrey Rouder.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionM.A. University of Missouri--Columbia 2009.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Psychology.en_US
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.en_US
dc.format.extentvi, 40 pagesen_US
dc.identifier.merlin.b72998039en_US
dc.identifier.oclc466771440en_US
dc.identifier.otherFengC-041509-T1038en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/6550
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartof2009 Freely available theses (MU)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2009 Theses
dc.subject.lcshHuman information processingen_US
dc.subject.lcshAttitude (Psychology) -- Testingen_US
dc.subject.lcshReaction timeen_US
dc.titleAn assessment of inhibition in the Simon tasken_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyeng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US


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