Accession Number:

AD0639142

Title:

THE EFFECT OF A SIMPLE TRAINING PROCEDURE ON THE JUDGMENT OF VISUAL NUMBER.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

MOUNT HOLYOKE COLL SOUTH HADLEY MASS PSYCHOPHYSICAL RESEARCH UNIT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1951-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

CONCLUSIONS Accuracy of judging number can be improved by a simple training procedure. The effect of this training upon accuracy is almost immediate. Most of the possible improvement is made after a very short training period. Training improves the estimates of both those individuals who tend to overestimate and those who tend to underestimate number. After a period as long as eight months without further practice or training, people still judge number more accurately than before training. The effects of training seem to last for a relatively long time. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE