Melioration and the Transition from Touch-Typing Training to Everyday Use

  title={Melioration and the Transition from Touch-Typing Training to Everyday Use},
  author={Eldad Yechiam and Ido Erev and Vered Yehene and Daniel Gopher},
  journal={Human Factors: The Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society},
  pages={671 - 684}
  • E. Yechiam, I. Erev, D. Gopher
  • Published 1 December 2003
  • Psychology
  • Human Factors: The Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Previous research shows that success in touch-typing training does not ensure its continuation into everyday use. It is postulated that an important contributor to this problem is melioration–that is, maximizing local rates of reinforcement. In the context of typing, melioration implies an intuitive tendency to choose typing strategies that lead to a better immediate performance level than that obtained by touch-typing. One such strategy is visually guided typing, in which the performer looks… 

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