Accession Number:

AD0738901

Title:

Judgment of Skill Retention,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-10-22

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

An experiment was performed to determine if people can make accurate judgments of skill after the passing of no-practice intervals. The specific objectives of the study were to determine the effect of the duration of the no-practice interval on judgments of retained skill to determine the accuracy of these judgments to examine the efficacy of an ad libitum rehearsal program in the maintenance of skill level and to examine judged skill level as a function of judged amounts of retraining needed to reach criterion. It was hypothesized that Ss would overestimate their skill levels after the passing of a no-practice level. The results showed that the majority of people overestimated their first retraining trial performance and underestimated their need to retrain. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE