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Mark McDaniel, David A. Balota, Sandra Hale, Henry L. Roediger, III, R. Keith Sawyer, Daniel Shea
Date of Award
Restricted Access Dissertation
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Prospective memory (PM) involves the performance of a delayed intention. Implementation intentions are condition-action statements that can improve goal completion (Gollwitzer & Brandstatter, 1997). In spite of research suggesting that implementation intentions can improve PM performance in older adults, little work has been done to examine implementation intentions (and their necessary features) and PM in young adults. Gollwitzer (1999) suggested that implementation intentions may automatize performance of the desired behavior. The present study compared the effectiveness of different implementation intentions in a PM paradigm, using a costsensitive ongoing task, for focal and non-focal PM tasks. PM performance and cost were also examined with respect to the five factors of the NEO-FFI (Costa & McCrae, 1989).
Breneiser, Jennifer E., "Implementation Intentions and Cost in Prospective Memory Retrieval" (2007). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 38.