Positive Information vs. Negative Information: Whether Humans Can Learn from Mistakes

Vladimir L. Gavrikov, Rem G. Khlebopros
2012 International Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences  
In this study, we analysed an experience-based learning process in which part icipants received immediate feedback in formation as a reaction to right choices and to mistakes made. Informat ion was measured as non-randomness in the distributions of right and wrong choices. The data obtained provide evidence that the majority of the part icipants could use both positive and negative informat ion while learn ing. A small but conspicuous proportion of the part icipants could learn exclusively
more » ... rn exclusively through the use of negative feedback informat ion, i.e., through their own mistakes.
doi:10.5923/j.ijpbs.20120205.04 fatcat:nbyh5jz2grgdvoiqmdu7isdh3i