The complex span tasks provided on this website have been designed to measure individual differences on the latent construct of working memory capacity. See our Publications to learn more about the nature of working memory capacity.
It is important to use multiple tasks whenever measuring a psychological construct. Therefore, on this website we provide multiple types of complex span tasks to allow you to measure working memory capacity at the latent construct level.
To access these files, a password is required.
To obtain a password, please send an email including your name, affiliation and the specific file you would like (e.g., Standard Operation Span 2.0.10) to:
Please allow about one week for a response.
Graduate students in the lab volunteer their time to provide free passwords and support for the tasks. As such, we can give some basic support but please read the FAQ first, and consider contacting your IT department or PST for issues you may have. All we ask in return is to please cite a couple articles listed below.
These tasks require E-Prime software to use. Our lab is in no way affiliated with E-Prime or the company behind it, Psychological Software Tools Inc. (PST). Find out more about E-Prime at their website.
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