Context and Degree of Learning in Cue Selection and Transfer of Training

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The present study examined the effect of first-list stimulus context (color versus no color) and two degrees of first-list learning (twenty trials versus five trials) on cue selection and transfer of training. College students learned two paired-associate lists consisting of highly similar trigrams as the stimulus terms and nouns as the response terms. The second list consisted of twelve items presented on homogeneous white backgrounds for eighteen trials. Four secondlist items represented each of three transfer paradigms--A -B,A-B; A-B,A-C; and A-BC-D. It was concluded that color context draws attention to the color-backed items during the early stages of learning but ... continued below

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LaBarge, Deborah Donahue August 1974.

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The present study examined the effect of first-list stimulus context (color versus no color) and two degrees of first-list learning (twenty trials versus five trials) on cue selection and transfer of training. College students learned two paired-associate lists consisting of highly similar trigrams as the stimulus terms and nouns as the response terms. The second list consisted of twelve items presented on homogeneous white backgrounds for eighteen trials. Four secondlist items represented each of three transfer paradigms--A -B,A-B; A-B,A-C; and A-BC-D.
It was concluded that color context draws attention to the color-backed items during the early stages of learning but is not selected for encoding until the later stages of learning.

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LaBarge, Deborah Donahue. Context and Degree of Learning in Cue Selection and Transfer of Training, thesis, August 1974; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc663355/: accessed January 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .