ERIC Number: ED083799
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
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Transfer from Audiovisual Pretraining to a Continuous Perceptual-Motor Task.
Wood, Milton E.; Gerlach, Vernon S.
A study was devised to develop a method for describing a continuous, complex perceptual-motor task in descrete categories by which subjects could be pretrained through the use of static, programed, audiovisual techniques; to construct an audiovisual training device to provide realistic, programed practice in the stimulus-response events selected for pretraining; and to conduct an experimental study to determine the relative levels of transfer-or-training between three pretraining treatments and a transfer task. Subjects were 45 males who were randomly assigned to one of three groups: one group was pretrained by presenting categories in a natural task sequence, a second group was pretrained on categories presented in random order, and a baseline group received no category pretraining. Significant positive transfer was found for both the sequenced and random forms of pretraining relative to the baseline group, although these two experimental groups did not differ from each other. (Author/SH)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (81st, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Aug. 27 through Sept. 1, 1973)