Author

Chong

Date of Award

6-2003

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Dr. James E. Carr

Second Advisor

Dr. Linda A. LeBlanc

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access

Abstract

This study sought to replicate findings by Charlop et al. (1992) in which presenting the same consequences for maintenance (previously learned tasks) and nonacquired tasks was found to stagnate learning on nonacquired tasks during task interspersal. Initially, we conducted a systematic replication (Study I). However, presenting the same consequences for maintenance and nonacquired tasks did not appear to stagnate learning for our participants. All participants reached mastery criterion for the nonacquired vocal task during baseline and two of three participants reached mastery criterion for the nonacquired motor task during baseline. Subsequently, we conducted a direct replication (Study 2). Again, all participants reached mastery criterion for the vocal task during baseline and one participant reached mastery criterion for the motor task during baseline. The results are discussed in the context of the differences between studies that might have contributed to the discrepant findings.

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