Working memory and intelligence--their correlation and their relation: comment on Ackerman, Beier, and Boyle (2005).

@article{Oberauer2005WorkingMA,
  title={Working memory and intelligence--their correlation and their relation: comment on Ackerman, Beier, and Boyle (2005).},
  author={Klaus Oberauer and Ralf Schulze and Oliver Wilhelm and H S{\"u}ss},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  year={2005},
  volume={131 1},
  pages={
          61-5; author reply 72-5
        }
}
On the basis of a meta-analysis of pairwise correlations between working memory tasks and cognitive ability measures, P. L. Ackerman, M. E. Beier, and M. O. Boyle (2005; see record 2004-22408-002) claimed that working memory capacity (WMC) shares less than 25% of its variance with general intelligence (g) and with reasoning ability. In this comment, the authors argue that this is an underestimation because of several methodological shortcomings and biases. A reanalysis of the data reported in… CONTINUE READING

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