The life and times of PSI

  title={The life and times of PSI},
  author={W. Buskist and D. Cush and Richard J. DeGrandpre},
  journal={Journal of Behavioral Education},
  • W. Buskist, D. Cush, Richard J. DeGrandpre
  • Published 1991
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Behavioral Education
  • This paper describes the essential features of the personalized system of instruction (PSI). Results from outcome research examining the effectiveness of PSI-based courses relative to traditional methods provide unequivocal support for the superiority of PSI. Parametric studies, or component analyses, show that the mastery requirement, immediate performance feedback, and review units are the key features underlying high quality student performances in PSI courses. The use of student proctors as… CONTINUE READING
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