Assignment 1: Discussion—Working Memory
While there are multiple theories on working memory, one of the most prominent is that proposed by Dr. Alan Baddeley, Ph.D.
In an effort to explain the structure and function of working memory, Dr. Baddeley developed the concepts of the visuospatial sketchpad, the central executive, and the episodic buffer.
Dr. Baddeley and his colleagues have conducted numerous research studies examining memory and have even applied the concepts to investigate cognitive performance during simulated deep-sea diving. In 1999, Dr. Baddeley was awarded the Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for his distinguished contributions to the field of memory research.Using the module readings, Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, research working memory and respond to the following:Identify and briefly describe one of the following concepts: Visuospatial sketchpadCentral executiveEpisodic bufferApply your selected concept to a situation with a current or potential future client.Write your initial response in 200–300 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.By the due date assigned, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area.
Through the end of the module, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses.
Address the following when reviewing your peers’ responses:Examine responses by peers who have selected working memory topics different from the topic you chose.Discuss ways in which the topics your peers have selected can be applied to one of your potential clients.Assignment 1 Grading Criteria Maximum PointsExplained a working-memory concept with in-depth detail and adequate examples.4Applied the selected working-memory concept to a situation with a current or future potential client.4Actively contributed to the discussion by providing points of view with rationale, challenging points of the discussion, or drawing relationships between points of the discussion.8Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.4Total:20
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