Historical review and appraisal of research on the learning, retention, and transfer of human motor skills.

  title={Historical review and appraisal of research on the learning, retention, and transfer of human motor skills.},
  author={J. Adams},
  journal={Psychological Bulletin},
  • J. Adams
  • Published 1987
  • Psychology
  • Psychological Bulletin
This review of human motor skills is historical and critical, and starts about 100 years ago. Three historical periods are identified. The main topics are knowledge of results, distribution of practice, transfer of training, retention, and individual differences in motor learning. Basic research is emphasized, but applied research is included also. The article concludes with projections for the future that are based on past research and the present research climate. Why review nearly a century… Expand
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