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Running head: BENCHMARK: ARTICLE REVIEW1Benchmark: Article Review(1,000-1,250 words, 20% of course grade)Benchmark:Article ReviewPresented to Grand Canyon UniversityIn Partial Fulfillment ofThe requirements for PSY-402, Cognitive NeuroscienceByChynna SimmonsApril 15, 2020
BENCHMARK: ARTICLE REVIEW2Benchmark: Article ReviewIntroductionPsychologists Darolia and Varshney (2015) published a specific article called “On the relationship between working memory and fluid: Crystallized intelligence”. The main objective of this study was to determine if there is a relationship betweencrystallized intelligence, fluid intelligence, and how they each relate to working memory. The results of this study indicate that fluid and crystallized intelligence highly relates to working memory. The following paragraphs will discuss their major findings/conclusions, implications for the field of psychology, method/participants, and strengths/limitations of the study.Method/Participants The study began with using two hundred and fifty students (one hundred and fifteen females and one hundred and thirty-five male students) in grade levels between eleven and twelve. Random sampling was used to select participants from four high schools in Sirsa. Each student came from different socioeconomic backgrounds from low, middle, and high classes. Their ages ranged from fifteen to eighteen. These participants were handed multiple tests that influenced working memory. These tests include the Operation Span Test, Reading Span Test, Culture Fair Test of Intelligence, and the Hundal General Mental Ability Test. The Operation Span test was discovered by Turner and Engle both. In this test it had a set of straightforward math problems that was followed by a lowercase word, and the participants had to read the

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