Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. Jack L. Michael

Second Advisor

Dr. Bradley E. Huitema

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


Two college level systems of instruction derived from basic behavioral principals were compared. Community college students enrolled in two sections of an introductory psychology course served as subjects. Students in one section experienced a self-paced system of instruction. Students in the second section went through the course under an instructor-paced system of instruction. Students in the self-paced section received higher course grades and performed better on unit quizzes. However, the final examination performance for the two groups was about the same. Suggestions for further research are given.

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