The role of working memory, self-regulation, and mindfulness in multitasking performance

dc.contributor.advisorSchallert, Diane L.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberButler, Andrew
dc.creatorMcGinn, Bridget Ann
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-08T15:43:10Z
dc.date.available2016-11-08T15:43:10Z
dc.date.issued2016-05
dc.date.submittedMay 2016
dc.date.updated2016-11-08T15:43:11Z
dc.description.abstractThis report lays out the ways in which multitasking has been defined and the component pieces of the process that can be improved. Changes to self-regulation, working memory, and heuristic thinking may lead to increased multitasking performance. Although working memory training has been varied in its results, the centrality of working memory capacity to task switching remains clear. Goal setting and goal monitoring might function to lower the cognitive load required for performing multiple interleaved tasks by helping to maintain conscious focus on the desired outcome. Additionally, mindfulness training has been shown to improve many of the cognitive functions involved in multitasking, and therefore it remains an area ripe for future research.
dc.description.departmentEducational Psychology
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2KK94F8Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/43668
dc.subjectMultitasking
dc.subjectSelf-regulation
dc.subjectGoals
dc.subjectHeuristic thinking
dc.titleThe role of working memory, self-regulation, and mindfulness in multitasking performance
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentEducational Psychology
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational psychology
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts

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