Accession Number:

AD0783550

Title:

Learning and Retention of Concepts Formed from Unfamiliar Visual Patterns

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Oct 1973-30 Sep 1974

Corporate Author:

DENVER RESEARCH INST CO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

Two experiments were conducted to investigate the learning and retention of concepts formed from novel visual stimulus materials wave-form patterns. The purpose of the first experiment was to scale sets of wave forms as a function of difficulty, i.e., Ss were shown a prototype wave form and were asked to give same-different judgments for subsequent wave forms. On the basis of these results, sets of simple and difficult instances of concepts were chosen. In the second experiment, Ss learned four wave-form concepts with either simple or difficult instances over a four-day period and were tested for retention after periods of one, three, and ten days.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE