Accession Number : AD0732612

Title :   Three Explanations of Temporal Changes in Ability-Skill Relationships: Literature Review and Theoretical Analysis,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV SAVOY AVIATION RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Hulin,Charles L. ; Alvares,Kenneth M.

Report Date : FEB 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The report reviews and integrates the empirical and theoretical literature relevant to the temporally decreasing predictive relationship between ability measures and complex motor task performance. An extensive historical review of complex motor skill learning revealed that two distinct theoretical models have been advanced. Both of these models, the changing task and the changing subject models, adequately account for this predictive decay. One model assumes that changes occur within the task structure; i.e., changes occur in the relative importance of abilities in determining performance. The other assumes that the ability levels themselves change within a fixed task structure. This paper presents a third model, a combination of the first two, and discusses the need for empirical evidence allowing a choice among the three models. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PSYCHOMOTOR TESTS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, PREDICTIONS, TRAINING, REVIEWS, THEORY

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE