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Exploration Of The Wechsler Memory Scale Fourth Edition And Measures Of Executive Function Combined Components Model, Isaac Tourgeman Jan 2015

Exploration Of The Wechsler Memory Scale Fourth Edition And Measures Of Executive Function Combined Components Model, Isaac Tourgeman

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While memory is the faculty that affords us learning, adaptation and development, it is our executive function that oversees, manages and organizes these abilities. Still, there is limited research on the interaction between memory and executive function. The present study investigated this relationship through Principal Components Analysis. Performances on accepted measures of memory and executive function were evaluated in an adult clinical sample. Components were retained using three criteria: a predetermined four-component structure, eigenvalues exceeding a value of one, and parallel analysis. Results demonstrated that a four-component model most accurately represented the data. Analyses also revealed that measures of immediate ...