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proactive inhibition Syllabification: pro·ac·tive in·hi·bi·tion

Definition of proactive inhibition in English:


The tendency of previously learned material to hinder subsequent learning.
Example sentences
  • This advantage allows participants who have been directed to forget the words from the first list to experience diminished proactive interference from those words while they retrieve words from the second list.
  • To avoid proactive interference with the critical list, the words in the practice lists were unrelated to the words in the critical list.
  • Recall and intrusion data suggested that older adults are more vulnerable to proactive interference than younger adults and that for older adults at least, interference effects are heightened at nonoptimal times of day.

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