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general transfer

the transfer of general skills or principles acquired in one task or situation to problems in a totally different field. An example is applying the capacity for logical thought acquired in a philosophy course to problems arising in business (see transfer of training). Also called transfer by generalization; transfer of principles. Compare specific transfer. See also cognitive generalization.

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serial killer

serial killer

an individual who repeatedly commits murder, typically with a distinct pattern in the selection of victims, location, and method.