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Cognitive Psychology and Psychometric Theory

  • Alan D. Baddeley
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Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 14)

Abstract

For the purpose of discussion I would like to consider the issue of what a cognitive psychologist can contribute to the development of psychometrics. I shall be primarily concerned with the more general issues of the relationship between cognitive psychology and psychometrics. Dr. Lansman’s paper described some intriguing experiments, but it is probably true to say that her work illustrates the contribution of psychometric technique to experimental psychology rather than the reverse. I shall say relatively little about Dr. Rabbitt’s paper primarily because at the time of writing this discussion it is not available.

Keywords

Digit Span Memory Span Central Executive Articulatory Suppression Word Length Effect 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan D. Baddeley
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  1. 1.MRC Applied Psychology UnitCambridgeEngland

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