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dc.contributor.advisorBarth, Timothy M.
dc.contributor.authorWatts, Jordan Leeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-06T21:47:41Z
dc.date.available2015-01-06T21:47:41Z
dc.date.created2014en_US
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifierUMI thesisen_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/7175
dc.description.abstractMultitasking has become a characteristic of modern society. The desire or need to do more with less drives individuals to attempt to complete multiple tasks simultaneously in an effort to be more time and resource efficient. The demand of concurrent activities stresses our physical and cognitive resources resulting in hidden costs caused by the negative effects created when working memory is taxed. Previous research has shown that cognitive load can cause deficits in a variety of areas, including moral judgment tasks. The ethical decision making process is a complex one, requiring the utilization of mental resources to identify, assess, and resolve the dilemma at hand. The present studies examine the effect that cognitive load has on ethical dilemma assessment, particularly on the affected individual's ability to forecast potential harm caused.en_US
dc.format.mediumFormat: Onlineen_US
dc.publisher[Fort Worth, Tex.] : Texas Christian University,en_US
dc.relation.ispartofTCU Master Thesisen_US
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dc.titleMultitasking, friend or foe? : the impact of cognitive load on ethical dilemma forecastingen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
local.collegeCollege of Science and Engineering
local.departmentPsychology
local.academicunitDepartment of Psychology
dc.type.genreThesis
local.subjectareaPsychology
etd.degree.nameMaster of Science


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