Master of Arts (MA)
Faculty of Science
Janet M. Hay
An experiment was carried out to investigate the influence of varying rest periods after three different amounts of practice on the practice effect in word recognition.
Analysis of the data revealed: (1) rest resulted in a sharp increment in recognition thresholds except at short rest intervals after a brief practice period, (2) the threshold scores immediately after rest were found to be an inverse function of the length of the rest period, and (3) larger threshold increments were observed following greater amounts of practice than after lesser amounts.
The results were discussed in terms of two interpretations of the practice effect in word recognition, that is response probability and the development of a tachistoscopic skill.
Platt, John G., "An Investigation of the Influence of Varying Lengths of Rest Following Differential Amounts of Practice on the Practice Effect in Tachistoscopic Word Recognition" (1967). Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive). 1387.