Shelton, Jill Talley
Madden, Julie; Clark, Amanda
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Prospective memory (PM) is the ability to remember and fulfill future intentions, a crucial ability in everyday life. Discrepancies between performance in standard laboratory tasks versus naturalistic tasks has led to translational concerns to everyday life. Validity concerns surrounding laboratory PM tasks have been raised due to the lack of relationship between PM performance and measures of strategic monitoring, which is believed to be how much attention participants dedicate to the PM task. The present study (N=82) compares an eye tracking task, a standard laboratory task, and a naturalistic task. The findings support previous research indicating that performance in laboratory PM tasks is not a good predictor of performance in everyday life. Notably, both the eye tracking and standard laboratory tasks demonstrate a correlation between strategic monitoring and PM accuracy. Finally, participants were better at predicting their PM performance on each laboratory task but were overconfident in the naturalistic task.
UTC URACE SEARCH Award
M. S.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science.
Prospective memory; Metacognition; Planning--Ability testing
viii, 51 leaves
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