ABSTRACT

Skill and knowledge retention is a major issue and concern in learning and skill acquisition, especially when trained or acquired skills (or knowledge) are needed after long periods of nonuse. The goal of this book is to summarize and advance the thinking of critical issues related to skill retention and decay in the context of individual and team training on complex tasks. This volume will be of interest to researchers and practitioners in the fields of industrial and organizational psychology, human factors, organizational behavior, and human resources management.

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PART 1 Introduction and Foundational Issues

chapter 1|11 pages

Introduction: Knowledge and Skill Decay in Applied Research

ByWinfred Arthur, Jr. and Eric Anthony Day

chapter 2|39 pages

Remembering and Forgetting: From the Laboratory Looking Out

ByScott D. Gronlund, Daniel R. Kimball

chapter 3|15 pages

Complex Command-and-Control Simulation Task Performance Following Periods of Nonuse

ByAnton J. Villado, Eric Anthony Day, Winfred Arthur, Jr., Paul R. Boatman, Vanessa Kowollik, Alok Bhupatkar, and Winston Bennett, Jr.

chapter 4|49 pages

Factors Influencing Knowledge and Skill Decay after Training: A Meta-Analysis

ByXiaoqian Wang, Eric Anthony Day, Vanessa Kowollik, Matthew J. Schuelke, Michael G. Hughes

chapter 5|34 pages

Variance as an Indicator of Training Effectiveness in the Context of Complex Skill Acquisition, Retention, and Transfer

ByIra Schurig, Winfred Arthur, Jr., Eric Anthony Day, and David J. Woehr

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PART 2 Individual Skill Retention and Transfer on Complex Tasks with Extended Nonuse Intervals, the Factors that Influence Them, and How Skill Decay Can Be Mitigated

chapter 6|23 pages

Improving Military Readiness: Evaluation and Prediction of Performance to Optimize Training Effectiveness

ByTiffany S. Jastrzembski, Antoinette M. Portrey, Brian T. Schreiber, Kevin A. Gluck

chapter 7|29 pages

Training for Efficient, Durable, and Flexible Performance in the Military

ByAlice F. Healy, Erica L. Wohldmann, James A. Kole, Vivian I. Schneider, Kathleen M. Shea, and Lyle E. Bourne, Jr.

chapter 8|35 pages

Complex Movement Sequences: How the Sequence Structure Affects Learning and Transfer

ByCharles H. Shea, Attila J. Kovacs

chapter 9|18 pages

Use of, Reaction to, and Efficacy of Observation Rehearsal Training: Enhancing Skill Retention on a Complex Command-and-Control Simulation Task

ByAnton J. Villado, Eric Anthony Day, Winfred Arthur, Jr., Paul R. Boatman, Vanessa Kowollik, Alok Bhupatkar, and Winston Bennett, Jr.

chapter 10|24 pages

Skill Decay, Reacquisition Training, and Transfer Studies in the Swedish Air Force: A Retrospective Review

ByErland Svensson, Maud Angelborg-Thanderz, Jonathan Borgvall, Martin Castor

chapter 11|20 pages

Relating Individual Differences in Ability, Personality, and Motivation to the Retention and Transfer of Skill on a Complex Command-and- Control Simulation Task

ByEric Anthony Day, Winfred Arthur, Jr., Anton J. Villado, Paul R. Boatman, Vanessa Kowollik, Alok Bhupatkar, and Winston Bennett, Jr.

chapter 12|17 pages

Individual Difference Variables as Predictors of Error During Multitasking Training

ByElizabeth M. Boyd, Frederick L. Oswald

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PART 3 Skill Decay and Retention at the Team Level

chapter 13|23 pages

A Comparative Investigation of Individual and Team Skill Retention and Transfer on a Complex Command-and-Control Simulation Task

ByWinfred Arthur, Jr., Eric Anthony Day, Anton J. Villado, Ryan M. Glaze, Matthew J. Schuelke, Paul R. Boatman, Vanessa Kowollik, Xiaoqian Wang, and Winston Bennett, Jr.

chapter 14|20 pages

Retention of Team Coordination Skill

ByNancy J. Cooke, Jamie C. Gorman, Jasmine Duran, Christopher W. Myers, Dee Andrews

chapter 15|39 pages

Team Performance Decay: Why Does It Happen and How to Avoid It?

ByDeborah DiazGranados, Elizabeth H. Lazzara, Rebecca Lyons, Samuel R. Wooten, II, and Eduardo Salas

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PART 4 Summary

chapter 16|24 pages

A Look From “aFarr” (1987): The Past, Present, and Future of Applied Skill Decay Research

ByWinfred Arthur, Jr. and Eric Anthony Day