New Directions in Human Associative Learning

Synopsis

The editor and authors of this book present a synthesis of work on human associative learning, tracing some of its historical roots but concentrating mainly on recent developments. It is divided into three sections: an introduction to the recent data and controversies in the study of human associative learning; recent developments in the formal theories of how associative learning occurs; and applied work on human associative learning, particularly its application to depression and to the development of preferences. The book is designed to be accessible to undergraduates, providing a clear illustration of how principles most commonly introduced in animal cognition courses are relevant to the contemporary study of human cognition.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • A. J. Wills
  • A. G. Baker
  • Robin Murphy
  • Rick Mehta
  • Irina Baetu
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Mahwah, NJ
Publication year:
  • 2005