Accession Number : AD0777224

Title :   Information Encoding in Training for Efficient Access in Memory.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jan 72-31 Dec 73,

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Melton,Arthur W.

Report Date : FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Coding processes involved in storing and retrieving information in event, simple associative, and serial associative learning have been examined in experiments and literature reviews. A new technique for identifying and analyzing trainee-determined coding units in serial learning has been developed, and has shown that serial learning cannot be represented by traditional continuous-process theories, but instead must be treated by an organizational model, probably a hierarchy of codes. A number of studies have extended and refined the hypothesis that encoding variability during learning, as contrasted with constant encoding over repetitions, is beneficial for long-term retention. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Information processing, *Memory(Psychology), *Learning, Coding, Data storage systems, Information retrieval, Reviews, Experimental data, Training

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE