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Strategy changes after errors improve performance

Liesbet Van der Borght, Charlotte Desmet and Wim Notebaert UGent (2016) FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY. 6.
abstract
The observation that performance does not improve following errors contradicts the traditional view on error monitoring (Fiehler et al., 2005; Núñez Castellar et al., 2010; Notebaert and Verguts, 2011). However, recent findings suggest that typical laboratory tasks provided us with a narrow window on error monitoring (Jentzsch and Dudschig, 2009; Desmet et al.,2012). In this study we investigated strategy-use after errors in a mental arithmetic task. In line with our hypothesis, this more complex task did show increased performance after errors. More specifically, switching to a different strategy after an error resulted in improved performance, while repeating the same strategy resulted in worse performance. These results show that in more ecological valid tasks, post-error behavioural improvement can be observed.
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publication status
published
subject
keyword
strategy-use, cognitive control, post-error accuracy increase, mental arithmetic, post-error slowing
journal title
FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY
volume
6
article number
2051
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000400084400001
JCR category
PSYCHOLOGY, MULTIDISCIPLINARY
JCR impact factor
2.323 (2016)
JCR rank
33/128 (2016)
JCR quartile
2 (2016)
ISSN
1664-1078
DOI
10.3389/fpsyg.2015.02051
language
English
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yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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7053556
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-7053556
date created
2016-01-26 11:34:38
date last changed
2017-05-12 09:33:24
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  articleno    = {2051},
  author       = {Van der Borght, Liesbet and Desmet, Charlotte and Notebaert, Wim},
  issn         = {1664-1078},
  journal      = {FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY},
  keyword      = {strategy-use,cognitive control,post-error accuracy increase,mental arithmetic,post-error slowing},
  language     = {eng},
  title        = {Strategy changes after errors improve performance},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.02051},
  volume       = {6},
  year         = {2016},
}

Chicago
Van der Borght, Liesbet, Charlotte Desmet, and Wim Notebaert. 2016. “Strategy Changes After Errors Improve Performance.” Frontiers in Psychology 6.
APA
Van der Borght, L., Desmet, C., & Notebaert, W. (2016). Strategy changes after errors improve performance. FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY, 6.
Vancouver
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Van der Borght L, Desmet C, Notebaert W. Strategy changes after errors improve performance. FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY. 2016;6.
MLA
Van der Borght, Liesbet, Charlotte Desmet, and Wim Notebaert. “Strategy Changes After Errors Improve Performance.” FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY 6 (2016): n. pag. Print.