Accession Number : AD0663573

Title :   PAIRED-ASSOCIATES LEARNING UNDER VARIATIONS IN OCCURRENCES OF RESPONSE MEMBERS.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept., 15 Sep 62-14 Sep 66,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST

Personal Author(s) : Goss,Albert E.

Report Date : 15 JUL 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : Experiments, normative assessments, and orientation-review-theory on or preparatory to acquisition and post-acquisition phenomena with conventional and divergent paired-associates (PA) situations are summarized. The variables of particular concern are variations in occurrences of response members, specifically percentage of occurrence with the conventional PA situation and relative percentage of occurrence with the divergent PA situation. Among the additional variables of one or more experiments are the stimulus characteristics of meaningfulness and similarity, and initial strength and derived patterns of relationships between stimulus and response members. The normative assessments with a variety of verbal stimuli are designed to provide data that permit more precise and more complete specification of initial reactions to members of PA units both discretely and in relation to each other. On occasion, these experiments and assessments, along with such contributions by others, are summarized, evaluated, and extended in items labeled orientation-review-theory. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WORD ASSOCIATION, *LEARNING), VERBAL BEHAVIOR, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), CHILDREN, RETENTION(PSYCHOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE