Pure short-term memory capacity has implications for understanding individual differences in math skills

Department of Psychology, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, United States
Behavioral and Brain Sciences (Impact Factor: 20.77). 01/2001; 24(01):124 - 125. DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X01323920


Future work is needed to establish that pure short-term memory is a coherent individual difference attribute that is separable from traditional compound short-term memory measures. Psychometric support for latent pure short-term memory capacity will provide an important starting point for future fine-grained analyses of the intrinsic factors that influence individual differences in math skills.

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