Mechanisms of skill acquisition and the law of practice

  title={Mechanisms of skill acquisition and the law of practice},
  author={A. Newell},
Practice, and the performance improvement that it engenders, has long been a major topic in psychology. In this paper, both experimental and theoretical approaches are employed in an investigation of the mechanisms underlying this improvement On the experimental side, it is argued that a single law, the power law of practice, adequately describes all of the practice data. On the theoretical side, a model of practice rooted in modern cognitive psychology, the chunking theory of learning, is… CONTINUE READING
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