ERIC Number: ED064666
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Identification and Description of the Intrinsic Sources of Individual Differences in Concept Learning. Final Report.
Logan, William L.; Palmer, Michael
The present study attempted to identify and describe individual differences in concept learning. It was hypothesized that if a significant portion of the reliable individual variation in a complex learning situation could be identified and described, it would be reasonable to expect that subsequent predictions could be made about the conditions necessary to maximize efficiency in learning for various categories of subjects. Scores were obtained for thirty-nine subjects (nineteen male, twenty female) on twelve references tests representing measures of fourteen intrinsic individual difference variables. The implication being that those people who are susceptible to response competition will do poorly on conceptual learning tasks that are high in concept complexity. The basic hypothesis here is that those people who manifest resistance to response competition are less suceptible to interference with the consolidation of visual information, and are therefore able to form the necessary association needed to develop a short-term visual memory structure. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of Northern Colorado, Greeley.