Accession Number : AD0714841

Title :   Transfer as a Function of Task Difficulty in Pursuit-Rotor and Paired-Associate Learning.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL TRAINING DEVICE CENTER ORLANDO FLA

Personal Author(s) : Blaiwes,Arthur S.

Report Date : OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : The focus of the research was on the investigation of the generality of psychological findings across different kinds of tasks. The approach taken was to compare the influence of task difficulty on the performance in training and transfer of a paired-associate and pursuit-rotor task. The report documents some of the difficulties connected with empirical attempts to answer the question of whether variables affect learning in the same way on different tasks. The report also points out some problems with the concept of 'task difficulty'. Suggestions for remedying these difficulties are given. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TRANSFER OF TRAINING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), LEARNING, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE