When the poor excel: Poverty facilitates procedural learning

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Abstract

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.

Detaljer

Författare
  • Junhua Dang
  • Shanshan Xiao
  • Ting Zhang
  • Ying Liu
  • Bin Jiang
  • Lihua Mao
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Stockholms universitet
  • Peking University
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Psykologi (exklusive tillämpad psykologi)

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)288-291
Antal sidor4
TidskriftScandinavian Journal of Psychology
Volym57
Utgåva nummer4
StatusPublished - 2016 aug 1
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa