Better Learning From Mistakes - The Inflection Point Happens At Age 12, Says Study

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 10:21 in Psychology & Sociology

Eight-year-old children have a much different learning strategy compared to twelve-year-olds and adults. Eight-year-olds learn primarily from positive feedback ('Well done!'), whereas negative feedback ('Got it wrong this time') scarcely causes any alarm bells to ring. Twelve-year-olds are better able to process negative feedback and learn from their mistakes. Read More...

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