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Multitasking : The good , the bad , and the unknown

  title={Multitasking : The good , the bad , and the unknown},
  author={Cora M. Dzubak}
Effects of Multitasking on the Performance of a Team Captain at an Elite Level in Sports
Background:Team captains have been observed to have scored fewer goals compared to other players in a team. One of the many underlying causes resulting in this has been identified as multitasking
Examining the effects of distractive multitasking with peripheral computing in the classroom
This book presents a meta-modelling procedure for estimating the intensity of the response of the immune system to certain types of injuries and its applications in the oil industry.
Interruptions in the wild: portraying the handling of interruptions in manufacturing from a distributed cognition lens
The key findings include the identification of three, previously undefined, types of interruptions and the conclusion that interruptions do indeed affect the distributed workload of the socio-technical system and thus the overall production performance at the casting line.
Tech savvy or tech oriented? Information-seeking behaviour and the Net Generation
This thesis is an in-depth investigation into the information-seeking behaviour of the so-called Net Generation, Generation Y or Millennials using a target population of young people at the upper age
In-Lecture Media Use and Academic Performance: Investigating Demographic and Intentional Moderators
It is proposed that the constant distractions created by digital media, interrupt the thought and communication processes of students during lectures and, subsequently, obstruct their ability to learn.
Smartphones , Tablets , and Laptops Multitasking With Smartphones in the College Classroom
Although the concept of multitasking itself is under debate, smartphones do enable users to divert attention from the task at hand to nongermane matters. As smartphone use becomes pervasive,
Multitasking With Smartphones in the College Classroom
Current literature is reviewed, suggestions for further investigation are provided, and an approach to incorporate smartphone multitasking in the classroom to enhance learning is proposed.
Changing Multitasking Intention with Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs)
Aim/Purpose: This article aimed to design and evaluate a pedagogical technique for altering students’ classroom digital multitasking behaviors. The technique we designed and evaluated is called
Towards Designing Multi-Device Digital Self-Control Tools
The lack of DSCTs that deal with the global technology usage points out the need of investigating digital wellbeing in a multi-device context.


Executive control of cognitive processes in task switching.
It appears that rule activation takes more time for switching from familiar to unfamiliar tasks than for switching in the opposite direction, supporting a model of executive control that has goal-shifting and rule-activation stages for task switching.
The Effects of Divided Attention on Encoding and Retrieval Processes: The Resiliency of Retrieval Processes
It is argued that retrieval processes are obligatory or protected, but that they require attentional resources for their execution, and that divided attention at retrieval affected memory performance only minimally.
Working Memory, Fluid Intelligence, and Attention Are Predictors of Multitasking Performance, but Polychronicity and Extraversion Are Not
This study explored predictors of multitasking performance. Based on cognitive psychology research, attention and working memory were assumed to be predictors. Fluid intelligence, polychronicity (as
Task switching and the measurement of “switch costs”
The results confirmed the existence of long-lasting PI from the competing task as a major contributor to switch costs, and switch costs were shown to depend primarily on the S-R characteristics of the preceding task (the task that was switched from) rather than the upcoming task.
The EPIC Architecture for Modeling Human Information-Processing and Performance: A Brief Introduction
The EPIC architecture includes peripheral sensory-motor processors surrounding a production-rule cognitive processor, and is being used to construct precise computational models for basic multiple-task situations.
The laptop and the lecture: The effects of multitasking in learning environments
Results are discussed from Lang’s Limited Process Capacity model in an attempt to better understand the mechanisms involved in the decrement.
Teens Can Multitask, But What are the Costs? The Washington Post
  • Teens Can Multitask, But What are the Costs? The Washington Post
  • 2007