The effect of training and path interaction in spatial learning


alzahra university


Introduction: The aim of the present research was to investigate the effects of blocked thinking in spatial learning involving searching for a target in both spiral and stepwise paths in store enclosures.Method: This was an experimental study designed to investigate store enclosures of 350 boutiques. A sample of 100 random selected participants had to search for the target using both spiral and stepwise paths with a verbal address and visual training (map reading). The variables of the study were training with both verbal and map levels and path with both spiral and stepwise levels.Results: The overall results showed that the effects of blocked thinking were significantly stronger when participants were released into a spiral enclosure with verbal training. According to the results of the two-way ANOVA, the means of the path variables were more significant than those of the training variables. In addition, the interaction between training and path was significant.Conclusion: These results showed that the interaction of training and path was significant in experiments of human spatial learning. The results of this research proved that spatial training blocks thinking less than verbal training.