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Psychology (Scripps)

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Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences


Groups of younger and older adults learned to use a computer text editor. Measures of both knowledge and performance were collected at regular intervals. Better recall of material learned was correlated with better performance; there were no age group differences in recalled knowledge or in performance. Models of more skilled individuals showed richer knowledge representations and more sophisticated performance rules than models of less skilled individuals. Age accounted for very little of the variation in skilled performance.


First published in Practical aspects of memory: Current research and issues, (Vol. 2). Published by John Wiley.

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© 1988 Alan A. Hartley and Joellen T. Hartley

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