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Target selection difficulty, negative priming, and aging.

Gamboz, Nadia and Russo, Riccardo and Fox, Elaine (2000) 'Target selection difficulty, negative priming, and aging.' Psychology and Aging, 15 (3). pp. 542-550. ISSN 0882-7974

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Abstract

It has been recently suggested that the presence of identity negative priming effects in old adults could occur when there is substantial processing of the distracting information in a selective attention task (J. M. Kieley and A. A. Hartley, 1997). In three experiments, using a letter identification task, it was found that making target selection more difficult increased the magnitude of the negative priming effect to a similar extent in both young and old adults. Moreover, the size of the negative priming effect did not differ between young and elderly participants. These results are discussed with respect to the issue of age-related deficits in the mechanisms underlying negative priming.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Humans; Severity of Illness Index; Random Allocation; Problem Solving; Reaction Time; Cognition Disorders; Age Factors; Aging; Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Middle Aged
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2015 16:06
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:31
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/13138

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