Learning and Memory of Knowledge and Skills

Learning and Memory of Knowledge and Skills

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Why do people forget some skills faster than others? What kind of training is most effective at getting people to retain new skills over a longer period of time? Cognitive psychologists address these questions in this volume by analyzing the results of experiments which used a wide variety of perceptual, cognitive and motoric training tasks. Studies reported on include: the Stroop effect; mental calculation; vocabulary retention; contextual interference effects; autobiographical memory; target detection; and specificity and transfer in choice reaction time tasks. Each chapter explores the extent to which reinstatement of training procedures during retention and transfer tests accounts for both durability and specificity ofAndrew L. Betz received his B.A. magna cum laude from Bowling Green State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Ohio ... Currently, he is Professor of Psychology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. ... Prior to graduate school she was a computer systems analyst and education program manager for the U.S. Air Force.

Title:Learning and Memory of Knowledge and Skills
Author: Alice F. Healy, Lyle E. Bourne
Publisher:SAGE Publications - 1994-11-01

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