Contextual Interference Effects in Measuring Acquisition, Retention and Transfer of a Motor Task.
The present experiment extends the idea of Shea et al. (1990) by determining the impact of manipulating retention and transfer conditions on their performance. Each of a blocked and a serial acquisition group was measured their retention and transfer performance of an underhand throw task in either blocked, serial or reverse serial condition.
Acquisition result showed inferior performance for the serial acquisition group. When retention and transfer were measured in a serial condition, the serial acquisition group showed superior performance. When mesured in a blocked condition, no difference was found. When mesured in a reverse serial condition, no difference was found on retention, but superior performance for the serial acquisiton group was found on transfer.