negative transfer


noun Psychology.

the obstruction of or interference with new learning because of previous learning, as when a U.S. tourist in England learns to drive on the left side of the road.

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Origin of negative transfer

First recorded in 1920–25
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Medical definitions for negative transfer

negative transfer

n.

Interference of previous learning in the process of learning something new.
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