A Dissociation between Causal Judgment and Outcome Recall
Mitchell, Chris J., Lovibond, Peter F., Gan, Chee York, Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
It has been suggested that causal learning in humans is similar to Pavlovian conditioning in animals. According to this view, judgments of cause reflect the degree to which an association exists between the cause and the effect. Inferential accounts, by contrast, suggest that causal judgments are reasoning based rather than associative in nature. We used a direct measure of associative strength, identification of the outcome with which a cause was paired (cued recall), to see whether associative strength translated directly into causal ratings. Causal compounds AB+ and CD+ were intermixed with A+ and C- training. Cued-recall performance was better for cue B than for cue D; thus, …
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Publication information: Article title: A Dissociation between Causal Judgment and Outcome Recall. Contributors: Mitchell, Chris J. - Author, Lovibond, Peter F. - Author, Gan, Chee York - Author. Journal title: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. Volume: 12. Issue: 5 Publication date: October 2005. Page number: 950+. © Psychonomic Society, Inc. Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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