Accession Number : ADA326169

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 : ADA326169

Report Date : 25 OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : Research conducted in this project covered four related topics. (1) 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. (2) 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. (3) Integration of ability and non-ability predictors of individual differences in skill acquisition. (4) 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 :   *MOTIVATION, *LEARNING, *PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), ACQUISITION, SKILLS, COGNITION, TEACHING METHODS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, PERSONALITY, TAXONOMY.

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE