Date of Degree Completion
Master of Science (MS)
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
The current study tested the effects of feedback sequence on performance on a visual-spatial task. Twenty-three female participants were randomly assigned to one of five feedback sequence conditions which occurred after two consecutive trials of a hole-punch task. The five feedback sequence conditions consisted of positive-positive (i.e., positive feedback followed by positive feedback), positive-negative, negative-positive, negative-negative, and a no-feedback control group. Positive feedback was presented as a 80%-90% accuracy range whereas negative feedback was a 30%-40% accuracy range. Third trial accuracy and completion time were measured as was locus of control via the Internal Control Index (ICI) survey. Analyses revealed an effect of feedback sequence on accuracy, but not on completion time. The no-feedback control group performed with lower accuracy than the negative-negative and positive-positive groups. Locus of control had no effect on performance, either by itself or as an interaction with feedback sequence. Differences in accuracy in the no-feedback group may have occurred due to heightened performance ambiguity in that condition.
Pyle, Travis W., "The Effects of Feedback Sequence on Cognitive Performance" (2015). All Master's Theses. 316.