Evaluation of age differences in the acquisition and utilization of mental models

D. Kristen Gilbert, Wendy A. Rogers

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Abstract

The goal of this research was to determine if there are age differences in the way that young and older adults acquire and utilize mental models. We assessed the acquisition and utilization of a mental model of a map for both young and older adults. Results indicated that while some older adults acquired and utilized the mental model to the same extent as the young adults, this was not true for all of the older adults. Thus, mental models may be an effective training tool for young adults and for some older adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Part 2 (of 2) - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Oct 9 1995Oct 13 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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