Accession Number : AD0032537


Title :   TRANSFER OF TRAINING IN A SIMPLE MOTOR SKILL ALONG THE SPEED DIMENSION


Corporate Author : LOUISVILLE UNIV KY


Personal Author(s) : AMMONS, ROBERT B ; AMMONS, CAROL H ; MORGAN, ROSS L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/032537.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1954


Pagination or Media Count : 29


Abstract : The required speed of response is one of the many dimensions along which tasks vary. Although it is well-known that, in general, as the speed of a task increases, proficiency of performance decreases, the relationship between the performance of a first and second task as a function of the difference in their speed requirements is not so well known. For optimal performance of a second task there must be some best speed of the first or training task. At present, however, the specification of the speed for the optimal training task (for any given second task) must be based upon speculation unsupported by reliable data. The study being reported was designed to obtain information on the general problem of the influence of the speed of a training task upon the performance of a following task. The task used in the research was rotary pursuit at four different speeds. The speeds were assigned to the training and transfer periods in such a manner as to obtain all 16 possible combinations of speeds in the two periods. The 16 different combinations of speeds were presented under three different conditions of distribution of practice; thus, a total of 48 subgroups were employed in the experiment.


Descriptors :   *PSYCHOMOTOR TESTS , *TRANSFER OF TRAINING , REQUIREMENTS , QUICK REACTION , TRAINING , TRAINING DEVICES , PSYCHOMOTOR FUNCTION , RESPONSE


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE