Generalizations and Discussion

  • Norman E. Lane
Part of the Recent Research in Psychology book series (PSYCHOLOGY)


We have in preceding sections presented both theoretical and data-interpretive evidence relevant to determining and manipulating the time course of training segments and phases. We have examined families of curves for data that describe the process of skill acquisition, compared those families of curves to empirical findings, identified factors that influence curve shape (i. e., rate of learning), and attempted to abstract from these analyses some regularities that might be useful in bringing about more efficient and/or more effective approaches to training. We have also discussed some characteristics of the training environment that can influence skill acquisition and some of the constraints under which large-scale delivery systems must operate. The predominant subject matter has involved training approaches which affect the time course and schedules of training in applied settings.


Task Condition Skill Acquisition Training Effectiveness Procedural Task Curve Family 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Norman E. Lane
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  1. 1.Essex CorporationOrlandoUSA

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