UNIT 4
Acquisition and Retention
Contents


Module 1 Acquisition in Verbal
Learning
Paired Associate Learning
Distribution of Practice
Knowledge of Results
Meaningfulness

Module 2 The Transfer of Learning
The Measurement of Transfer
Effects of Similarity
Non-Specific Transfer

Module 3 Factors in Retention
Short Term Memory
Measures of Retention
Factors Affecting Retention

Module 4 Theories of Retention
Disuse
Interference
Motivated Forgetting

Module 5 Serial Learning and Response-Produced Cues
Chaining
Serial Memorization
Maze Learning

Module 6 Response Sets in Learning and Problem-Solving
Incidental Learning
Learning How to Learn
Functional Fixity

Module 7 Thinking, Concept Formation and Creativity

The Formation of Concepts
Inductive Concepts
Deductive Concepts
Creativity
Measures of Creativity
Sex Differences in Creativity



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April 19, 2003