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Special Issue in Psychological Research: New Perspectives on Human Multitasking

Our Priority Program's joint efforts have resulted in a special issue titled "New Perspectives on Human Multitasking" to appear in Psychological Research.

For this special issue, Edita Poljac, Andrea Kiesel, Iring Koch, and Hermann Müller of our Coordination Team served as guest editors.

The Special Issue contains 21 peer-reviewed articles reflecting the multifarious research contributing to new perspectives on human multitasking.


The following research articles are included in "New Perspectives on Human Multitasking":

 Arrington, C., & Braun, D. (in press). Assessing the role of reward in task selection using a reward-based voluntary task switching paradigm. Psychological Research.

Aufschnaiter, S., Kiesel, A., & Thomaschke, R. (in press). Transfer of time-based task expectancy across different timing environments. Psychological Research.

Bröker, L., Liepelt, R., Poljac, E., Künzell, S., Ewolds, H., de Oliveira, R. F., & Raab, M. (in press). Multitasking as a choice problem. Psychological Research.

Brüning, J., & Manzey, D. (in press). Flexibility of individual multitasking strategies in task-switching with preview: Are preferences for serial versus overlapping task processing dependent on between-task conflict? Psychological Research.

Fintor, E., Stephan, D. N., & Koch, I. (in press). Emerging features of modality mappings in task switching: Modality compatibility requires variability at the level of both stimulus and response modality. Psychological Research.

Froeber, K., Raith, L., & Dreisbach, G. (in press). The dynamic balance between cognitive flexibility and stability: The influence of local changes in reward expectation and global task context on voluntary switch rate. Psychological Research.

Katzir, M., Ori, B., & Meiran, N. (in press). "Optimal Suppression" as a solution to the paradoxical cost of multitasking: Examination of suppression specificity in task switching. Psychological Research.

Kübler, S., Reimer, C. B., Strobach, T., & Schubert, T. (in press). The impact of free-order and sequential-order instructions on task-order regulation in dual tasks. Psychological Research.

Kunde, W., Wirth, R., & Janczyk, M. (in press). The role of feedback delay in dual task performance. Psychological Research.

Künstler, E. C. S., Finke, K., Günther, A., Klingner, C., Witte, O. W., & Bublak, P. (in press). Motor-cognitive dual-task performance: Effects of a concurrent motor task on distinct components of visual processing capacity. Psychological Research.

Künzell, S., Bröker, L., Dignath, D., Ewolds, H., Raab, M., & Thomaschke, R. (in press). What is a task? An ideomotor perspective. Psychological Research.

Langhanns, C., & Müller, H. (in press). Trying 'not to move' increases cognitive load and is potentially detrimental to concurrent cognitive performance. Psychological Research.

Meijer, A., & Krampe, R. (in press). Movement timing and cognitive control: Adult age differences in multi-tasking. Psychological Research.

Mittelstädt, V., Dignath, D., Schmidt-Ott, M., & Kiesel, A. (in press). Exploring the repetition bias in voluntary task switching. Psychological Research.

Olfers, K. J. F., & Band, G. P. H. (in press). Game-based training of flexibility and attention improves task switch performance: Near and far transfer of cognitive training in an EEG study. Psychological Research.

Pieczykolan, A., & Huestegge, L. (in press). Sources of interference in cross-modal action - Response selection, crosstalk, and general dual-execution costs. Psychological Research.

Poljac, E., Haartsen, R., van der Cruijsen, R., Kiesel, A., & Poljac, E. (in press). Task intentions and their implementation into actions: Cognitive control from adolescence to middle adulthood. Psychological Research.

Schuch, S., Sommer, A., & Lukas, S. (in press). Action control in task switching: Do action effects modulate N-2 repetition costs in task switching? Psychological Research.

Wendt, M., Luna-Rodriguez, A., & Jacobsen, T. (in press). Shifting the set of stimulus selection when switching between tasks. Psychological Research.



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