Psychology ETDs

Author

Edward A. Ahr

Publication Date

1959

Abstract

Statement of the problem.—It was the purpose of this study (a) to investigate the effect of error density (level, rate, or number of errors) on checking efficiency in a proofreading situation under normal conditions, i.e., comfortable working conditions without stress; and (b) to investigate the effects of experience in detecting errors at one level of density on the detection of errors at a later time in which the density level has been changed. This would show if there is a relationship between signal detection and habituation as well as signal density, and would reflect the possible role of learning in the detection of error signals.

Degree Name

Psychology

Level of Degree

Masters

Department Name

Psychology

First Committee Member (Chair)

Henry E. Ellis

Second Committee Member

Robert M. Morgan

Third Committee Member

N/A

Language

English

Document Type

Thesis

Included in

Psychology Commons

Share

COinS