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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.

Origin:
1920–25

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negative transfer n.
Interference of previous learning in the process of learning something new.

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