ERIC Number: ED130607
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Role of Attention in Retardate Discrimination Learning. Progress Report No. 3.
Zeaman, David; House, Betty J.
To test the theory that retardates are particularly slow in forming some visual habits, especially attention, a series of experiments were performed using a laboratory device which forced subjects to discriminate between color and form in exchange for an incentive reward. Stochastic models were applied to tests of lower level retardates which measured original learning reversals, effects of intelligence, stimulus factors, reward schedule, and transfer operations. It was found that retardates have difficulty attending to the relevant stimulus. Theoretical background, test procedures, results, and conclusions are described in detail. (EMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Mansfield Training School, Mansfield Depot, CT.; Connecticut Univ., Storrs. Dept. of Psychology.
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