Some experimental evidence in regard to formal discipline
AbstractInvestigated the effect of practice in responding to familiar forms, upon the apprehension of a specific meaning. Two studies were carried out: the first involved letter cancellation and the second, substitution tests. Two groups, of 9 Ss each, participated in the first study, while 1 to 13 Ss were involved in the second study. It was found that, in the first study, the unpracticed group showed distinct gains for all parts of speech. In the second study, practice was found to help in substitution tests of writing symbols for digits but it interfered with writing of digits for symbols. Also the more the period of practice was distributed, the more pronounced were these subsequent transference effects.