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Document Type

Research

Abstract

In everyday life it is a common experience to find that some established response interferes with the learning of some new response. Thus the automobile driver finds it somewhat difficult to learn to shift gears using a control on the steering column after having shifted them by means of an older type control. The typist finds that she has trouble learning to type on a second keyboard in which the keys are located in relatively different positions. These are examples of a phenomenon known as proactive inhibition. This term is generally used to refer to a decrement in performance or rate of learning of one task resulting from the prior learning of some other task.

Publication Date

1948

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

55

Issue

1

First Page

333

Last Page

337

Copyright

© Copyright 1948 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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