Accession Number : ADA318122

Title :   Cognitive/Self-Regulatory Aptitudes and Instructional Methods for Complex Skill Learning.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Mar 93-31 Aug 96,

Corporate Author : MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Ackerman, Phillip L. ; Kanfer, Ruth

PDF Url : ADA318122

Report Date : 25 OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : Research conducted in this project covered four related topics: A theoretical and empirical examination of the taxonomic structure of perceptual speed abilities, both in general, and in the context of predictive validity for task performance; Extension of previous work by Ackerman and Kanfer on the determinants of individual differences in skill acquisition by examining performance after extended practice, and by examining performance after a non-practice retention period; Integration of ability and non-ability predictors of individual differences in skill acquisition; Using theory and empirical data obtained in previous Air Force sponsored research and the current program, interactions between aptitudes and instructional treatments were examined.

Descriptors :   *PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), *APTITUDES, *CONDITIONING(LEARNING), SKILLS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), COGNITION, PSYCHOMOTOR FUNCTION, STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), MEMORY(PSYCHOLOGY), MOTIVATION, RETENTION(PSYCHOLOGY), MENTAL ABILITY, QUESTIONNAIRES, PSYCHOMETRICS, JOB SATISFACTION, PERSONALITY, APTITUDE TESTS, TAXONOMY, PSYCHOMOTOR TESTS, ANXIETY, TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY), TRANSFER OF TRAINING.

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE