Accession Number:

ADA000576

Title:

Acquisition and Resilience Under Test Stress of Structurally Different Problem Solving Procedures

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR HUMAN PERFORMANCE CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

96.0

Abstract:

A procedure for solving binomial probability problems was taught in a three-part booklet that emphasized calculating with the formula Sequence F or that emphasized that the meanings of the variables in the formula Group G. A multi-leveled transfer posttest was administered after S had read either one, two or all three parts of his instructional booklet, and the amount of stress during testing was varied. The results indicated how a clear pattern of treatment vs. posttest interaction TPI in which Group F Ss excelled on near transfer items and Group G Ss excelled on far transfer or interpretive posttest items. The results are discussed with respect to the structurally different problem solving procedures.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE