Accession Number : AD0721553

Title :   Information Transfer in 2-, 3-, and 4-Word Verbal Discrimination.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Gray,Francis David

Report Date : MAR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : Sixty Naval Postgraduate School students served in a verbal discrimination (VD) experiment with 2-, 3-, and 4-word items and presentation rates per item of 1.5 or 3.0 seconds. Half the items had similar and half, dissimilar words. Based on information theory, lists of different lengths were prepared for 2-, 3-, and 4-word items. The lists were equated for overall load at 20 bits of information. Performance was consistent with the equal-load hypothesis and a differential of two in the amount of information transferred was observed because of the rate factor. Analysis of variance of correct responses revealed significant effects for item length, presentation time, similarity, and trials. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LEARNING, VERBAL BEHAVIOR), ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, THESES

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE