Categorization of action slips.

@article{Norman1981CategorizationOA,
  title={Categorization of action slips.},
  author={Donald A. Norman},
  journal={Psychological Review},
  year={1981},
  volume={88},
  pages={1-15}
}
  • D. Norman
  • Published 1981
  • Psychology
  • Psychological Review
A slip is the error that occurs when a person does an action that is not intended. In this article I examine several collections of slips, primarily of actions, with the aim of devising a theoretical explication. A theory of action is outlined in which an action sequence is represented by a parent schema and numerous child schemas, in which several action schemas can be active at any one time, and in which each schema has a set of triggering conditions and an activation value. The path from… 

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