Massed and Distributed Practice Effects on the Acquisition and Retention of a Novel Basketball Skill

  title={Massed and Distributed Practice Effects on the Acquisition and Retention of a Novel Basketball Skill},
  author={Robert N. Singer},
  journal={Research Quarterly. American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation},
  • R. Singer
  • Published 1965
  • Psychology
  • Research Quarterly. American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Abstract Three groups of 40 subjects practiced the novel skill of bouncing a basketball off the floor and into the basket under massed and distributed practice conditions. One group continuously attempted 80 shots at the basket while a second group paused 5 min. and a third group rested 24 hr. between each of four 20-attempt trials. Subjects were tested immediately at the conclusion of practice, one day after, the following week, and one month later. Immediate acquisition of the skill was… Expand
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