Causal learning about tolerance and sensitization.

@article{Rottman2009CausalLA,
  title={Causal learning about tolerance and sensitization.},
  author={Benjamin M. Rottman and Woo-kyoung Ahn},
  journal={Psychonomic bulletin & review},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={1043-9}
}
We introduce two abstract, causal schemata used during causal learning. (1) Tolerance is when an effect diminishes over time, as an entity is repeatedly exposed to the cause (e.g., a person becoming tolerant to caffeine). (2) Sensitization is when an effect intensifies over time, as an entity is repeatedly exposed to the cause (e.g., an antidepressant becoming more effective through repeated use). In Experiment 1, participants observed either of these cause-effect data patterns unfolding over… CONTINUE READING