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dc.contributor.authorZerr, C. L.
dc.contributor.authorBerg, J. J.
dc.contributor.authorNelson, Steven M.
dc.contributor.authorFishell, A. K.
dc.contributor.authorSavalia, Neil K.
dc.contributor.authorMcDermott, K. B.
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-30T20:51:53Z
dc.date.available2019-08-30T20:51:53Z
dc.date.created2018-06-28
dc.identifier.issn0956-7976
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10735.1/6850
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dc.description.abstractPeople differ in how quickly they learn information and how long they remember it, yet individual differences in learning abilities within healthy adults have been relatively neglected. In two studies, we examined the relation between learning rate and subsequent retention using a new foreign-language paired-associates task (the learning-efficiency task), which was designed to eliminate ceiling effects that often accompany standardized tests of learning and memory in healthy adults. A key finding was that quicker learners were also more durable learners (i.e., exhibited better retention across a delay), despite studying the material for less time. Additionally, measures of learning and memory from this task were reliable in Study 1 (N = 281) across 30 hr and Study 2 (N = 92; follow-up n = 46) across 3 years. We conclude that people vary in how efficiently they learn, and we describe a reliable and valid method for assessing learning efficiency within healthy adults.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSage Publications Inc.
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0956797618772540
dc.rights©2018 The Authors
dc.subjectIndividual differences
dc.subjectLearning Curve
dc.subjectLearning
dc.subjectMemory
dc.subjectAdulthood
dc.titleLearning Efficiency: Identifying Individual Differences in Learning Rate and Retention in Healthy Adults
dc.type.genrearticle
dc.description.departmentCenter for Vital Longevity
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationZerr, C. L., J. J. Berg, S. M. Nelson, A. K. Fishell, et al. 2018. "Learning efficiency: Identifying individual differences in learning rate and retention in healthy adults." Psychological Science 29(9):1436-1450, doi:10.1177/0956797618772540
dc.source.journalPsychological Science
dc.identifier.volume29
dc.identifier.issue9
dc.contributor.utdAuthorNelson, Steven M.
dc.contributor.utdAuthorSavalia, Neil K.


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