Pigeons learned to discriminate between "A"S and "2"s in eighteen different typefaces. They subsequently showed excellent transfer to twenty-two typefaces that they had not previously seen; one pigeon was tested with handwritten letters and responded correctly to them also. Pigeons' responses to "A's and "2's with parts removed suggested that their… (More)
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Special acknowledgement is given to R.D. Eremko for her contribution to initial drafts of this report. Special thanks are also due to those people who have reviewed and commented on the initial drafts. K.
BACKGROUND The aged care sector is increasingly dominated by a less-qualified workforce at a time of increasing prevalence of complex health concerns, such as dementia. An Australian program to develop teaching aged care facilities is being undertaken to build the sector's capacity and provide nursing students with positive experiences of engaging with… (More)
BACKGROUND Residential aged care is an increasingly important health setting due to population ageing and the increase in age-related conditions, such as dementia. However, medical education has limited engagement with this fast-growing sector and undergraduate training remains primarily focussed on acute presentations in hospital settings. Additionally,… (More)
In a polymorphous concept, features are characteristic rather than defining. In Figure 1a, a triangle, an upwards arrow and a pound sign are characteristic of category A. Stimuli are members of category A if they contain more features characteristic of A than features characteristic of B. Dennis, Hampton and Lea (1973) found that polymorphous concepts took… (More)