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Learning Styles Developments in Continuing Education for Physicians: Lynn Curry

Interest in learning styles developed as a result of the interest in individual differences. These issues were very much in vogue within investigatory psychology during the sixties, enjoyed a continuing popularity during the seventies, but have unfortunately passed from favor since then because of our changed focus. The profession of psychology is now more interested in between-group differences, such as racial, sexual, and social class differences. This diminution of research interest in learning styles was unfortunately premature, and left the whole field of investigation fragmented and incomplete within itself. Further, the field was left without clear utility or established connection with any of the central concerns of education, let alone professional education.