Project

Complex-arithmetic strategies: Cognition, emotion, and development

Duration
01 October 2007 → 31 March 2012
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Animal experimental and comparative psychology
    • Applied psychology
    • Human experimental psychology
Keywords
strategy working memory mental arithmetic
 
Project description

We want to investigate the role of working memory in arithmetic strategies. More specifically, we will investigate (1) which strategies people use in complex-arithmetic problem solving (cf. strategy selection), (2) which strategies are the fastest and most accurate ones (cf. strategy efficiency), and (3) which role executive and phonological working-memory components play in these selection and efficiency processes.