Grange, JA and Becker, RB (2017) The effect of aging on response congruency in task switching: a meta-analysis. Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. ISSN 1758-5368

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Abstract

Objectives: Response congruency effects in task switching are the observed slowing of response times for incongruent targets which afford more than one response (depending on task) in comparison to congruent stimuli that afford just one response regardless of the task. These effects are thought to reflect increased ambiguity during response selection for incongruent stimuli.
Methods: The present study presents a meta-analysis of 27 conditions (from 16 separate studies) whose designs allowed investigation of age-related differences in response congruency effects on response time.
Results: Multilevel modelling of Brinley plots and state–trace plots showed no age-related
effect on response congruency beyond that which can be explained by general age-related
slowing.
Discussion: The results add to the growing body of evidence of no age-related decline in
measures of attention and executive functioning.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the accepted author manuscript (AAM). The final published version (version of record) is available online via Oxford University Press at https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbx122 - please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Uncontrolled Keywords: task switching, congruency effects, response selection, aging, meta-analysis
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2017 08:36
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2017 09:34
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/4061

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