Specializing the Operation of an Explicit Rule

  title={Specializing the Operation of an Explicit Rule},
  author={Scott W. Allen and K M Lee and Brooks},
The effect of practice on the operative form of a rule was investigated by giving subjects an easy, perfectly predictive classification rule, followed by training in applying that rule to a set of practice items. On a subsequent transfer test, the accuracy and speed of classifying new items was strongly affected by similarity to previously seen items, suggesting that the effect of practice was not simply to automatize the rule. The effect occurred with pictorial, easily integrated stimuli, but… CONTINUE READING
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