ERIC Number: ED038724
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Variability of Response Latency in Paired Associate Learning as a Function of Training Procedure.
Judd, Wilson A.; Glaser, Robert
Two procedures were investigated in an attempt to decrease the variability of overlearning response latencies in a study-test paradigm, paired-associate task matching CVC's with response keys: (1) self-pacing the task by presenting test trial stimuli whenever the subject pressed a "home" key; and (2) instructing and shaping subjects to keep home key depressed until they selected a response key and measuring the period of home key depression as the latency of response onset. Self-pacing was found to decrease the variability of S-R latency, but only during the early stages of overlearning drill. There was no apparent utility in timing response onset as opposed to the complete S-R response. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC. Psychological Sciences Div.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.