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Standardization of the Working Memory Test Battery

Development and norming of a computer-based working memory test battery

Project description

Based on Baddeley’s (1996) model of working memory, which in addition to a central executive postulates a phonological loop and a visuo-spatial sketchpad as subsystems, a computer-based Working Memory Test Battery (AGTB) has been developed for the purpose of reliably measuring all subsystems of the working memory in children aged 5 to 12. Apart from developing and testing the individual subtests validation and reliability studies of the test battery are central to the research being conducted. The test battery was realized in the context of a computer program for data collection and has been standardized using a sample of approximately 1600 children.

Collaborators: Prof. Dr. Dietmar Grube (University Oldenburg), Prof. Dr.Claudia Mähler (University Hildesheim), Inga Schmid (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen) together with Prof. Dr. Ruth Schumann-Hengsteler's research team (Catholic University Eichstätt)

Project management

Prof. Dr. Marcus Hasselhorn

Project Details

Completed projects
2008 – 2016
Department: Education and Human Development
Contact: Prof. Dr. Marcus Hasselhorn, Executive Director of DIPF
last modified Aug 04, 2017