Age differences on a paired-associates task: how does practice type and order affect training?

D. Kristen Gilbert, Wendy Rogers

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Abstract

This paper determines if manipulating the order and type of practice would affect the outcome of training for both young and older adults. As a results, the data indicates that having performed the task at all provided some benefit in terms of reaction time. The subjects were able to acquire the skill of performing the task in the first version. They performed and this skill acquisition aided their subsequent performance. In addition, the benefits of prior practice were longer lasting for older adults relative to young adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)160-164
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume1
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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