What Are Association Formation Models Good For?
De Houwer, Jan, Learning & Behavior
Dickinson (2009) agrees with two of the core claims that were made in my target article (De Houwer, 2009): Associative learning effects (often) depend on (1) the formation of propositions and (2) the operation of nonautomatic processes. Whereas I derived these claims from propositional models of learning, Dickinson (2009) argues that they are also compatible with association formation models (AFMs). He also defends the position that only AFMs can explain "nonrational responses to associative experiences." In this comment, I question whether there is much value in continuing to cling to AFMs.
In the first part of his comment, Dickinson (2009) discusses earlier work (Dickinson, …
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Publication information: Article title: What Are Association Formation Models Good For?. Contributors: De Houwer, Jan - Author. Journal title: Learning & Behavior. Volume: 37. Issue: 1 Publication date: February 2009. Page number: 25+. © Psychonomic Society, Inc. Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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