Recent studies by Eckstrand (1) and Ellis, Montgomery, and Underwood (2) have been concerned with the effects of effortfulness on performance and reminiscence. Eckstrand varied the amount of spring tension against which the stylus had to be depressed in the pursuit rotor task, while Ellis, Montgomery, and Underwood varied the work-surface height of a block-turning task. In both studies, the effortful manipulation failed to depress performance.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Boldt, Robert F. and Ellis, Douglas S.
"Number of Responses and Rate of Responding to a Voluntary Rest Pause as a Function of Response Effortfulness,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 59(1), 359-366.
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