Poster

Cognitive Load Mitigates the Positive Effects of Seductive Details in Training

Time and Location
Learning, Competitiveness, and Achievement - Board: LA-077
Friday May 23, 2008, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Chicago 6

Eyal Ronen
Illinois Institute of Technology

Annette Towler
DePaul University

Adrienne Chin-Perez
Illinois Institute of Technology

Rupa Patel
Illinois Institute of Technology

Jaime Kuo
Illinois Institute of Technology

Courtney Van Overberghe
Illinois Institute of Technology

Abstract
This experimental study examined the interaction between cognitive load and seductive details (SD) as they influence transfer of training. In accordance with previous research, SD were beneficial to transfer of training; however, this positive effect was eliminated when the trainees’ cognitive load was high.

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