ERIC Number: ED364562
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Automatic Information Processing and High-Performance Skills: Principles of Consistency, Part-Task Training, Context, Retention, and Complex Task Performance. Interim Technical Report for Period November 1989-December 1990.
Fisk, Arthur D.; And Others
Six series of experiments (11 individual experiments involving over 150 subjects) were conducted to further extend automatic/controlled processing research to command and control mission-specific training. The issues examined in these experiments were related to retention of task-component skills of amount of practice, component training for memory-search-dependent tasks, and effects of degree of consistency, context, and task performance dependent on interactions of memory scanning, visual search, rule-based processing, and acquisition of procedural knowledge. A final section of the document outlines how the present data provide processing principles that augment previous human performance guidelines that have been shown to be important for high-performance-skills training. Seven appendixes provide supplemental information about the experiments, as well as a task user's manual for the studies. Twenty figures and 27 tables present study findings. (Contains 157 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. Logistics and Human Factors Div.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta. School of Psychology.
Identifiers: Automatic Information Processing; High Performance Skills; Knowledge Acquisition