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The Huron University College Journal of Learning and Motivation

Abstract

The present study aimed to identify if cue saliency could be manipulated in a card-sorting task in a way that would hinder task performance. Specifically, it was predicted that when four similar colours were used in a card-sorting task similar to the Wisconsin Card Sorting Task, performance would suffer. It was also predicted that there would be a significant difference in performance between individuals in their early twenties and individuals in their forties and fifties. The results suggested no significant difference in performance between the control and experimental group, F (1,24) = .21, p> .05, partial h2 =.009, as well as no significant difference in performance between age groups, F (1,24) = .48, p> .05, partial h2 =.019


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