The relative role of previous experience on the recognition and transfer of geometric forms

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Roswell David Cox (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Helen Canaday

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of prior tactual, prior visual, and prior tactualvisual experience on the recognition of simple shapes embedded in more complex figures, the length of time needed to recognize the shapes, the transfer to new designs following the recognition task, and the length of time needed to make the transfer. The variables were compared in relation to race and sex. Eighty, five-year-old Head Start Children were randomly selected from all the children attending Head Start in the area covered by the Kentucky River Foothills Development Council. There were forty males and forty females; forty black and forty white children randomly assigned to the four treatment groups. There were twenty children per treatment variable with an equal number of males and females, and an equal number of blacks and whites. A recognition task and a transfer of training task were administered to each child. Response latencies were recorded. Four analyses of variance were computed with subsequent t tests on significant main effects and interaction effects.

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Language: English
Date: 1974
Form perception in children
Recognition (Psychology)
Transfer of training

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