ID 111468
Title Alternative
The relationship between the existence of trauma and working memory capacity
Author
Nagase, Tsutomu Tokushima Prefectural Board of Education
Keywords
trauma
posttraumatic stress reactions
working memory
Content Type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
Description
The purpose of this study was to examine the hypothesis that individuals who experienced trauma had less working memory (WM) capacity than individuals who did not. The participants consisting of undergraduates filled out the Traumatic Experiences Schedule and the Impact of Event Scale (IES) that measured posttraumatic stress reactions. The participants were divided into two groups, those who have trauma (n=18) and not trauma (n=19). The capacity of WM was measured by the operation span task (OSPAN) for each group. It was found that the OSPAN score of the group with trauma was lower than that without trauma. The result suggested that the existence of trauma is related to WM capacity. Based on this result, it was discussed that the possibility of intervention in trauma to increase WM.
Journal Title
Journal of Human Sciences
ISSN
24333484
NCID
AA12817137
Publisher
徳島大学大学院社会産業理工学研究部
Volume
25
Start Page
1
End Page
6
Sort Key
1
Published Date
2017
EDB ID
FullText File
language
jpn
TextVersion
Publisher
departments
Integrated Arts and Sciences