Age-related differences in the acquisition, transfer, and retention of using an automatic teller machine

Brian A. Jamieson, Wendy A. Rogers

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The present study trained older and younger adults to use a simulated automatic teller machine. Training consisted of practice on transactions with immediate, substantial feedback provided by the experimenter. Both younger and older adults' performance improved with practice on the task. Performance declined when participants had to transfer to related transaction types on a different version of the simulator. Aier a one month retention interval, no significant declines in performance were detected for the transfer task. Older adults were shown to have achieved higher levels of performance than seen in related types of studies, and were able to transfer and retain performance ability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)156-160
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 42nd Annual Meeting 'Human Factors and Ergonomics Society' - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: Oct 5 1998Oct 9 1998


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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