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ERIC Number: ED082389
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 13
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Paired-Associate Learning and Retardation: Brief History, Positive and Negative Transfer, Inhibition and Speed.
Pedrini, D. T.; And Others
Briefly reviewed is research on paired-associate learning in which subjects usually are retardates. Paired-associate learning is said to involve mediation of associations for numbers, letters, grouping of numbers or letters, or other groups such as words. It is explained that retardates have been used as subjects in research on paired-associate learning because they tend to de-emphasize spontaneous use of verbal mediators and because studies require a control mechanism, which in this case is the verbal mediator. Mentioned in a brief history are considerations of philosophers, psychologists, and experimentalists. Research studies are cited which deal with such aspects of positive and negative transfer as nonsense syllables, associative strength, serial strength, temporal factors, and directionality. Noted are research studies which focus on such aspects of inhibition and speed as stimuli, overlearning, response competition, and remembering. (MC)
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