Elizabeth Wiemers

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Working memory training programs have generated great interest, with claims that the training interventions can have profound beneficial effects on children's academic and intellectual attainment. We describe the criteria by which to evaluate evidence for or against the benefit of working memory training. Despite the promising results of initial research(More)
The present study presents a novel paradigm for testing the ability for adults to rapidly learn novel morphological categories in the wake of irrelevant information: specifically number markings intermixed with irrelevant gender cues. Using an artificial language learning paradigm, participants were exposed to picture-sound pairs in which pictures of(More)
Title of Document: SPECIFIC DETERRENCE REVISITED: A QUASI-EXPERIMENT ON SENTENCE SEVERITY AND RECIDIVISM Elizabeth Wiemers, Master of Arts, 2006 Directed By: Professor Shawn D. Bushway, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice This paper examines the utility of using a unique variation produced by a ruling in the Maryland sentencing guidelines as an(More)
Two datasets of 110 young adults were examined to investigate the relationship between individual differences in working memory capacity (WMC) and dynamic cognitive control. The results delve into the specific differences between high- and low-WMC individuals' ability to enact and maintain cognitive control using the AX version of the continuous performance(More)
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