des pouvoir-faire ou savoir-faire

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by hanover, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. hanover Senior Member

    Hello there, this extract talks about memory and memorisation. I'm unsure how to translate des pouvoir-faire ou savoir-faire

    L’apprentissage de la psychologie expérimentale consiste à inciter un être vivant à acquérir des comportements nouveaux ne faisant pas partie du répertoire des pouvoir-faire ou savoir-faire hérités.

    Here's my attempt:

    The learning of experimental psychology consists in encouraging a living being to acquire new behaviours that are not part of the repertoire of inherited ‘being able to do’ or ‘know how’ capabilities.

    Any suggestions?

    Many thanks!
  2. clairet

    clairet Senior Member

    London & Bordeaux
    England & English (UK version)
    ..of inherited ways of doing or learning?

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