Principles derived from the study of simple skills do not generalize to complex skill learning

@article{Wulf2002PrinciplesDF,
  title={Principles derived from the study of simple skills do not generalize to complex skill learning},
  author={Gabriele Wulf and Charles H. Shea},
  journal={Psychonomic Bulletin \& Review},
  year={2002},
  volume={9},
  pages={185-211}
}
  • G. Wulf, C. Shea
  • Published 2002
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
We review research related to the learning of complex motor skills with respect to principles developed on the basis of simple skill learning. Although some factors seem to have opposite effects on the learning of simple and of complex skills, other factors appear to be relevant mainly for the learning of more complex skills. We interpret these apparently contradictory findings as suggesting that situations with low processing demands benefit from practice conditions that increase the load and… Expand
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