When the poor excel: Poverty facilitates procedural learning
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Recent research has shown that poverty directly impeded cognitive functions because the poor could be easily distracted by monetary concerns. We argue that this effect may be limited to functions relying on working memory. For functions that rely on proceduralized processes however, monetary concerns elicited by reminding of financial demands would be conducive rather than harmful. Our results supported this hypothesis by showing that participants with lower income reached the learning criterion of the information-integration categorization task faster than their more affluent counterparts after reminding of financial demands.
|Research areas and keywords||
Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Scandinavian Journal of Psychology|
|Publication status||Published - 2016 Aug 1|