Accession Number : AD0727150

Title :   Hierarchies of Functional Mappings Between Pairs of Scaled Variables.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : OREGON RESEARCH INST EUGENE

Personal Author(s) : Earle,Timothy C. ; Slovic,Paul

Report Date : MAY 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Results of recent studies investigating the learning of functional relations have indicated: (a) that linear relations between variables are easier to learn than nonlinear relations; and (b) that among the linear relations, positive are easier to learn than negative. The present study examines whether the dominance of linear functions would prevail in tasks where the S, rather than the experimenter, is free to specify the functions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LEARNING, LINEAR SYSTEMS), NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), GRAPHICS

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE