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Episode 102 | Working Memory - With Dr. Alan Baddeley

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In this episode, we talk to Dr. Alan Baddeley about working memory. We cover the distinction between short term memory and working memory, the four components of his multicomponent model, applications to clinical assessment, training working memory, and methods for building scientific theories in cognitive psychology and neuropsychology.

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Instructor Credentials

Alan Baddeley

Professor Alan Baddeley CBE, FRS, FBA, FMedSci, is a British psychologist. He has been highly influential in neuropsychology for his work on the concept of working memory, in particular for his multicomponent model. The model accounts for much of the empirical data on short-term retention and manipulation of information.

Educational Objectives
  • Define and differentiate short term memory and working memory.
  • Discuss each aspect of Baddeley’s multicomponent model of working memory, including clinical applications.
  • Apply knowledge from this podcast episode to the clinical assessment of working memory.
Target Audience
  • Introductory
  • Date Available: 2022-08-22
  • You may obtain CE for this podcast at any time.
Offered for CE
  • Yes
  • Members $20
  • Non-Members $25
Refund Policy
  • This podcast is not eligible for refunds
CE Credits
  • 1.0 Credit(s)
  • Dr. Baddeley is the author of "Working Memories" and receives royalties from his publisher: Routledge - Taylor & Francis Group
  • N/A
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  • Baddeley, A. (2000). The episodic buffer: a new component of working memory? Trends in cognitive sciences, 4(11), 417-423.
  • Baddeley, A. D. (2002). Is working memory still working? European psychologist, 7(2), 85-97.
  • Baddeley, A. (2003). Working memory: looking back and looking forward. Nature reviews neuroscience, 4(10), 829-839.
  • Baddeley, A. D. (2012). Working memory: theories, models, and controversies. Annual review of psychology, 63, 1-29
  • Baddeley, A. D. (2021). Developing the concept of working memory: The role of neuropsychology. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 36(6), 861-873.
  • Baddeley, A. D., & Hitch, G. (1974). Working memory. In Psychology of learning and motivation (Vol. 8, pp. 47-89). Academic press.
  • Karatekin, C. (2004). A test of the integrity of the components of Baddeley's model of working memory in attention‐deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 45(5), 912-926.
  • Logie, R. H. (2019). Converging sources of evidence and theory integration in working memory: A commentary on Morey, Rhodes, and Cowan (2019). Cortex, 112, 162-171.
  • Rapport, M. D., Alderson, R. M., Kofler, M. J., Sarver, D. E., Bolden, J., & Sims, V. (2008). Working memory deficits in boys with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): The contribution of central executive and subsystem processes. Journal of abnormal child psychology, 36(6), 825-837.
  • Repovš, G., & Baddeley, A. (2006). The multi-component model of working memory: Explorations in experimental cognitive psychology. Neuroscience, 139(1), 5-21.