Accession Number : AD0682348

Title :   TEMPORALLY DISTINCT STAGES IN PAIRED-ASSOCIATE VERBAL LEARNING,

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

Personal Author(s) : Schulman,Richard M.

Report Date : DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Two experiments to study possible differences in transfer between very early and early stages of List 1 learning are reported. Eight groups of Army enlisted men, 20 per group, learned one of four transfer paradigms to a List 1 criterion of either at least one item correct or at least half of the list correct, and a List 2 criterion of all correct. Paradigms used were A-B, C-A; A-B, A-D; A-B, A-Br; and the A-B, C-D control for warm-up and learning to learn. In Experiment 1, consonant vowel consonants were used for all verbal units; in Experiment 2, the List 2 responses were changed to high frequency of occurrence real words. Faster List 2 learning by the higher degree of List 1 learning in Experiment 1, but not in Experiment 2, was interpreted as supporting a two-stage conception of paired-associate learning.

Descriptors :   (*TRANSFER OF TRAINING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), (*WORD ASSOCIATION, LEARNING), PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, MEMORY(PSYCHOLOGY), REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), TEST METHODS, STATISTICAL DATA, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE