• Norman E. Lane
Part of the Recent Research in Psychology book series (PSYCHOLOGY)


The “typical” curve relating training performance to practice has a characteristic negatively accelerated shape. Curves deviate frequently from that common shape, but usually as the result of one or more well-understood task characteristics or training conditions. The shape is sufficiently regular to form a “baseline” or target curve for training progress; major deviations from the general shape may represent undetected aspects of a training program that produce either efficiencies or inefficiencies.

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Norman E. Lane
    • 1
  1. 1.Essex CorporationOrlandoUSA

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