Accession Number : AD0679919

Title :   SUPPLEMENTARY FEEDBACK: AN EXPLANATION AND EXPERIMENTAL TEST.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. no. 9,

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

Personal Author(s) : Miller,Elmo E. ; Sheldon,Richard W. ; Bjorklund,John F.

Report Date : NOV 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : An experiment using the pursuit rotor apparatus tested two hypotheses: (a) supplementary feedback aids learning when it provides information by which to distinguish long target contacts from short ones; (b) supplementary feedback, especially if immediate, facilitates performance by providing secondary reinforcement. Five groups, of 20 subjects each, were given 60 trials, with the criterion interval adjusted for every trial to reinforce a particular proportion of target contacts for each group. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LEARNING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), (*TEACHING METHODS, EFFECTIVENESS), FEEDBACK, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), INFORMATION THEORY, TEST EQUIPMENT, TEST METHODS, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, STATISTICAL PROCESSES

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE