Accession Number:

ADA413799

Title:

New Measures of Complex Spatial Processing Abilities: Relating Spatial Abilities to Learning and Performance

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 15 Oct 2000-30 Sep 2002

Corporate Author:

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIV MISSISSIPPI STATE DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this research was to 1 develop new tests of spatial-visual ability that relate to later learning and performance, 2 relate the new measures to existing measures of cogitative ability, and 3 provide the new measures to the Navy for further investigation as personnel classification tools. The theoretical goal of this research was to improve our understanding of how spatial abilities relate to later learning and performance. We have completed seven experiments that examine the role of individual differences in cognitive ability and how they effect strategic processing of meaningful stimuli and inter-stimuli strategic transfer. Our findings suggest that spatial ability plays a central role in the ability to acquire and transfer optimal strategic processing skills Individuals with medium ability those most likely to enter the Navy are most sensitive to the initial training context during the formation of their strategic processing skills.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE