Replicating and Extending Research on the Partial Assignment Completion Effect: Is Sunk Cost Related to Partial Assignment Completion Strength?.

@article{HawthornEmbree2014ReplicatingAE,
  title={Replicating and Extending Research on the Partial Assignment Completion Effect: Is Sunk Cost Related to Partial Assignment Completion Strength?.},
  author={Meredith L. Hawthorn-Embree and E. Taylor and C. Skinner and John T Parkhurst and Meagan L. Nalls},
  journal={Psychology in the Schools},
  year={2014},
  volume={51},
  pages={316-327}
}
  • Meredith L. Hawthorn-Embree, E. Taylor, +2 authors Meagan L. Nalls
  • Published 2014
  • Psychology
  • Psychology in the Schools
  • After students acquire a skill, mastery often requires them to choose to engage in assigned academic activities (e.g., independent seatwork, and homework). Although students may be more likely to choose to work on partially completed assignments than on new assignments, the partial assignment completion (PAC) effect may not be very powerful. The current studies were designed to replicate previous research and determine whether the amount of sunk effort was related to PAC effect strength… CONTINUE READING

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