Accession Number : AD0656942

Title :   SOME EFFECTS OF DIFFERENTIAL PRETASK INSTRUCTIONS ON AUDITORY VIGILANCE PERFORMANCE,

Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV ALEXANDRIA VA HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH OFFICE

Personal Author(s) : Neal,G. L.

Report Date : JUL 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : In this study of the evaluation of pretask instruction effects on vigilance performance, the researchers made an assessment of demand characteristics. Subjects were 203 students from University of Oklahoma classes who were given four possible reasons for the experiment; the treatments were called Required Chore, Important Task, Subject Important, and Combined Treatments. It was demonstrated that subject motivation level via pretask instructions can influence the course of the monitor's performance, at least in the short run. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATTENTION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), MOTIVATION, TEACHING METHODS

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE