Table of contents for Beyond the learning curve / Craig P. Speelman, Kim Kirsner.

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1 Introduction 1
1.1 Learning curves 3
1.2 The problem 5
1.3 What is skill? 6
1.4 What is skill acquisition? 9
1.5 Transfer 15
1.6 Overview of the book 21
1.7 The solution 22
2 Skill acquisition: History, questions, and theories 26
2.1 What is skill acquisition? 26
2.2 Great questions and issues 27
2.3 Theories 38
2.4 Conclusions 63
3 Challenges 65
3.1 Generality and specificity 65
3.2 Task effects 70
3.3 Training effects 72
3.4 Transfer of training and its effect on learning curves 75
3.5 Task learning curves as summary functions 92
3.6 Context effects 97
3.7 Individual differences 101
3.8 Conclusions 104
4 A new framework 106
4.1 Principles 107
4.2 The component theory of skill acquisition 118
4.3 Implications 131
5 The lexicon 137
5.1 Repetition priming: data and paradigms 138
5.2 Theory 141
5.3 Challenges 145
5.4 The lexicon and skill acquisition are seen as unrelated 153
5.5 Can skill acquisition explain lexical data? 155
5.6 Revisiting old theories 178
5.7 The lexicon reflects the environment 181
5.8 Distributions and mechanisms 199
6 A new view 206
6.1 Halloy's theory of complex systems 207
6.2 The component theory of skill acquisition: the mind as a complex system 210
6.3 Biology, evolution, and explanatory criteria 222
6.4 Implications 227
6.5 Recommendations 241
6.6 Conclusions 253
References 255
Index 000

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Cognitive psychology.