When the poor excel: Poverty facilitates procedural learning

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When the poor excel : Poverty facilitates procedural learning. / Dang, Junhua; Xiao, Shanshan; Zhang, Ting; Liu, Ying; Jiang, Bin; Mao, Lihua.

I: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, Vol. 57, Nr. 4, 01.08.2016, s. 288-291.

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Dang, J, Xiao, S, Zhang, T, Liu, Y, Jiang, B & Mao, L 2016, 'When the poor excel: Poverty facilitates procedural learning', Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, vol. 57, nr. 4, s. 288-291. https://doi.org/10.1111/sjop.12292

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Dang, J., Xiao, S., Zhang, T., Liu, Y., Jiang, B., & Mao, L. (2016). When the poor excel: Poverty facilitates procedural learning. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 57(4), 288-291. https://doi.org/10.1111/sjop.12292

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Dang, Junhua ; Xiao, Shanshan ; Zhang, Ting ; Liu, Ying ; Jiang, Bin ; Mao, Lihua. / When the poor excel : Poverty facilitates procedural learning. I: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 2016 ; Vol. 57, Nr. 4. s. 288-291.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - When the poor excel

T2 - Poverty facilitates procedural learning

AU - Dang, Junhua

AU - Xiao, Shanshan

AU - Zhang, Ting

AU - Liu, Ying

AU - Jiang, Bin

AU - Mao, Lihua

PY - 2016/8/1

Y1 - 2016/8/1

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

KW - cognitive functions

KW - information-integration

KW - Poverty

KW - procedural learning

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84978540807&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1111/sjop.12292

DO - 10.1111/sjop.12292

M3 - Article

VL - 57

SP - 288

EP - 291

JO - Scandinavian Journal of Psychology

JF - Scandinavian Journal of Psychology

SN - 1467-9450

IS - 4

ER -