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SPATIAL SCHEMA TRANSFERS TO SIMILAR PLACE: A CASE OF DISNEY THEME PARKS

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Date Issued:
2014
Abstract/Description:
The intent of this thesis is to explore whether an existing spatial schema assists with learning a similar environment to the existing schema. Spatially experienced and non- experienced participants of Magic Kingdom Park learned a similar park, Disneyland Park, using a virtual environment. Participants learned the virtual environment either passively or actively. Spatially experienced participants outperformed the non-experienced participants on survey and route knowledge assessments, despite of the training method used in the virtual environment. The results suggest that the existing schema for a similar place transfers to the new environment regardless of passive or active training.
Title: SPATIAL SCHEMA TRANSFERS TO SIMILAR PLACE: A CASE OF DISNEY THEME PARKS.
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Name(s): Kopel, Daphne, Author
Sims, Valerie, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2014
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The intent of this thesis is to explore whether an existing spatial schema assists with learning a similar environment to the existing schema. Spatially experienced and non- experienced participants of Magic Kingdom Park learned a similar park, Disneyland Park, using a virtual environment. Participants learned the virtual environment either passively or actively. Spatially experienced participants outperformed the non-experienced participants on survey and route knowledge assessments, despite of the training method used in the virtual environment. The results suggest that the existing schema for a similar place transfers to the new environment regardless of passive or active training.
Identifier: CFH0004573 (IID), ucf:45153 (fedora)
Note(s): 2014-05-01
B.S.
Sciences, Dept. of Psychology
Bachelors
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Subject(s): spatial cognition
spatial schema
virtual environment
training
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFH0004573
Restrictions on Access: campus 2015-04-01
Host Institution: UCF

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