negative transfer


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negative transfer

[′neg·əd·iv ′tranz·fər]
(psychology)
The harmful effect that occurs on learning in one situation because previous learning, in another situation, required different responses, incompatible with the new learning situation.
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In addition to negative transfer explanations, Mohan and Lo (1985) propose a number of other possible explanations for errors in ESL students' writing products such as: (a) inadequate knowledge and English skills for expressing complex ideas, (b) unfamiliarity with the cultural components of a topic, (c) greater emphasis on grammatical aspects than on organizational form, and (d) unfamiliarity with writing conventions.
The six major themes were: frustration, negative transfer, obligation, solutions, active child, and distancing from other parent.
1505 described above, this provision has a similar negative transfer tax valuation effect.
2), positive and negative transfer would be expected in these two groups, respectively, if new sample-comparison relations had emerged on the basis of the two prior training phases.
The institutional problem the Bank has faced since its founding is what Rich calls "the specter of net negative transfers.