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Learning and Memory of Knowledge and Skills: Durability and Specificity

Learning and Memory of Knowledge and Skills: Durability and Specificity

By: Lyle E. Bourne (editor), Alice F. Healy (editor)Paperback

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Why do people forget some skills faster than others? What kind of training is most effective at getting people to retain new skills over a longer period of time? Cognitive psychologists address these questions in this volume by analyzing the results of experiments which used a wide variety of perceptual, cognitive and motoric training tasks. Studies reported on include: the Stroop effect; mental calculation; vocabulary retention; contextual interference effects; autobiographical memory; target detection; and specificity and transfer in choice reaction time tasks. Each chapter explores the extent to which reinstatement of training procedures during retention and transfer tests accounts for both durability and specificity of training.


Preface - Alice F Healy and Lyle E Bourne Jr Durability and Specificity of Facts and SkillOptimizing the Long-Term Retention of Skills - Alice F Healy et alThe Long-Term Retention of a Complex Skill - William R Marmie and Alice F Healy Part-Whole Training of Tank Gunner Simulation ExercisesThe Contribution of Procedural Reinstatement to Implicit and Explicit Memory Effects in a Motor Task - David W Fendrich et alThe Effects of Contextual Interference on the Acquisition and Retention of Logical Rules - Vivian I Schneider et alA Generation Advantage for Multiplication Skill Training and Nonword Vocabulary Acquisition - Danielle S McNamara and Alice F HealyA Long-Term Retention Advantage for Spatial Information Learned Naturally and in the Laboratory - William T Wittman and Alice F HealyLong-Term Performance in Autobiographical Event Dating - John J Skowronski et al Patterns of Accuracy and Error Across a Two-and-a-Half Year Time SpanTraining and Retention of the Classic Stroop Task - Deborah M Clawson et al Specificity of Practice EffectsAn Identical Elements Model of Basic Arithmetic Skills - Timothy C Rickard and Lyle E Bourne JrAcquisition and Retention of Skilled Letter Detection - Janet D Proctor and Alice F HealyAcquisition and Transfer of Response-Selection Skill - Robert W Proctor and Addie DuttaThe Specificity and Durability of Rajan's Memory - Rodney J Vogl and Charles P Thompson

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  • ISBN13: 9780803957596
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 370
  • ID: 9780803957596
  • ISBN10: 0803957599

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