Accession Number : AD0742934

Title :   Information Transfer in 2-, 3-, and 4-Word Verbal Discrimination Learning with Two Stimulus Presentation Rates.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Baltutis,John Stanley

Report Date : MAR 1972

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 at presentation rates of 1/2 or 1/4 bits of information per second. 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 was observed because of the rate factor. Analysis of percent correct responses revealed a significance for the item length main effect which was at variance with the null hypothesis of no difference borne out by the information analysis. (Author)

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

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE