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Advances in Psychological Science    2019, Vol. 27 Issue (7) : 1215-1223     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2019.01215
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Transfer-of-learning effect based on response selection: From individual to social situations
XU Sheng1,TIAN Mi2(),LUO Tianrui2,SAI Liyang1
1 Institutes of Psychological Sciences, Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou 311121, China
2 Department of Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
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Acquired spatial incompatible stimulus-response associations in a prior practice task can reduce, eliminate, or even reverse the Simon effect in a subsequent transfer task. This is called the transfer-of- learning (ToL) effect. Researchers have found some factors that influence the ToL effect in both individual and social situations. Some relevant theoretical explanations, e.g., the short-term memory associations account, the bottom-up priming mechanism and the response-opposite strategy, can explain the ToL effect. Future research should seek to clarify whether or not the stimulus-response transfer is bidirectional, and explore the cognitive neural mechanisms involved, as well as the developmental aspects of the ToL effect.

Keywords transfer-of-learning effect      social-transfer-of-learning effect      Simon effect      individual situations      social situations     
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Issue Date: 22 May 2019
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Sheng XU,Mi TIAN,Tianrui LUO, et al. Transfer-of-learning effect based on response selection: From individual to social situations[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2019, 27(7): 1215-1223.
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