Timesharing in relation to broad ability domains

Fogarty, Gerard J. (1987) Timesharing in relation to broad ability domains. Intelligence, 11 (3). pp. 207-231. ISSN 0160-2896


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[Abstract]: The concept of a timesharing ability has been the subject of considerable interest in recent times. The present study set out to determine whether a timesharing factor can be identi¬fied when a number of competing tasks are presented in the midst of a range of single tests designed to sample a broad range of psychological dimensions. Evidence for the existence of such a factor would form an important addition to our knowledge of human cognitive functioning.
The framework for the study was provided by the theory of fluid and crystallized intelligence. A battery of single and competing tasks was presented to 126 subjects. The competing tasks represented a variety of within- and across-factor combinations from different levels of the (Gf/Gc) hierarchy. Modality of presentation was also varied in some combinations. On the basis of evidence presented in this study, it would be pre¬mature to seek to include a timesharing factor in the (Gf/Gc) model of intelligence.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited according to the Publisher's requirements.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:38
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2021 04:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: timesharing, intelligence, dual tasks, competing tasks, split-modality
Fields of Research (2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment
Fields of Research (2020): 52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5299 Other psychology > 529999 Other psychology not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/0160-2896(87)90007-9
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/1276

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