Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts




An investigation of age differences in memory performance for list and text recall was conducted in the context of a training manipulation. It was hypothesized that there would be age differences in performance, measures of self-efficacy, and attributional style, but that training in memory strategies would have an effect on those differences. The training manipulation appeared to be more effective for the list portion of the experiment, and improvements in performance and changes in attributions were induced. The text portion of the experiment revealed the predicted age differences, but training failed to elicit any of the other predicted effects. The findings give support to the effectiveness of brief training manipulations in evoking changes in older adults' performance and beliefs about performance.

Included in

Psychology Commons