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negative transfer

n.
The interference of previous learning in the process of learning something new, such as switching from an old manual typewriter to a computer keyboard.

negative transfer

a degradation in performance because of practice or experience of another skill, typically where the new skill has similar characteristics and gaining familiarity with these interferes with prior learning of the similar but specific aspects of the prior skill. For example, some tennis players believe that practising other racquet sports such as badminton or squash degrades their tennis performance. See also positive transfer, transfer of learning.
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In Mohan and Lo's (1985) words, this could be called a negative transfer.
All four participants in this study believed that writing an LR in English was basically similar to writing one in Chinese, which indicates that these students' knowledge and previous educational experiences with writing an LR in Chinese influenced their writing an LR in English, often a positive rather than negative transfer.
Frustration is related to negative transfer because as children became frustrated by open-ended questions children wanted their parents read to them as they were accustomed to doing.
This perception may also contribute to frustrations and negative transfers because seeing a formalized technique as schoolwork may take away from the fun of storybook reading.
Figure 3 also shows appreciable negative transfer by two other incongruent birds (IN 4 and IN 6), although the same can be seen for two congruent birds (CG 1 and CG 3) as well.