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A theory of Pavlovian conditioning : Variations in the effectiveness of reinforcement and nonreinforcement

  title={A theory of Pavlovian conditioning : Variations in the effectiveness of reinforcement and nonreinforcement},
  author={Robert Rescorla},
In several recent papers (Rescorla, 1969; Wagner, 1969a, 1969b) we have entertained similar theories of Pavlovian conditioning. The separate statements have in [act differed more in the language of their expression than in their substance. The major intent of the present paper is to explicate a more precise version of the form of theory involved, and to indicate how it may be usefully applied to a variety of phenomena in· volving asso('iative learning. The impetus for a new theoretical model is… 

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