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ERIC Number: ED156656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 11
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A Neo-Piagetian Investigation of the Serial Position Effect in Children's Motor Learning.
Gerson, Richard F.; Thomas, Jerry R.
Journal of Motor Behavior, v10 n2 p95-104 1978
Children's serial motor skill acquisition was studied within a neo-Piagetian framework. High and low M-processors (a designation of a child's ability to produce problem solutions) performed on a curvilinear repositioning task. A primacy-recency effect was evidenced for both groups on the age-related task, while a recency effect occurred for only the high M-processors on the task one stage beyond the developmental processing capacity of the subjects. High M-processors were more accurate and less variable than low M-processors. Although low M-processors performed better on the more complex task than on the simpler one, their performance never exceeded that of the high M-processors. Implications of these results for future research are discussed. (Author)
Richard F. Gerson, Movement Science Program, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306 (No price quoted)
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