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Another source of individual differences: Strategy adaptivity to changing rates of success

Schunn, CD and Reder, LM (2001) Another source of individual differences: Strategy adaptivity to changing rates of success. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 130 (1). 59 - 76. ISSN 0096-3445

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This article explores an alternative approach to the study of individual differences of cognitive function -that people may have the same strategies but differential ability to adaptively select among them in response to success and failure feedback from the environment. Three studies involving the complex and dynamic Kanfer-Ackerman Air Traffic Control Task (P. L. Ackerman & R. Kanfer, 1994) demonstrate (a) that individuals do differ systematically along this strategy adaptivity dimension, (b) that those differences have important consequences for overall task performance, and (c) that the differences are primarily associated with reasoning ability and working-memory capacity.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Schunn, CDschunn@pitt.eduSCHUNN0000-0003-3589-297X
Reder, LM
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Learning Research & Development Center
Date: 1 January 2001
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
Volume: 130
Number: 1
Page Range: 59 - 76
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1037/0096-3445.130.1.59
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Psychology
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0096-3445
MeSH Headings: Adaptation, Psychological; Adult; Analysis of Variance; Aviation; Cognition; Feedback; Humans; Memory, Short-Term; Minnesota; Problem Solving
PubMed ID: 11293460
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2014 15:05
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 15:56


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