Cognitive processes in extinction.

  title={Cognitive processes in extinction.},
  author={Peter F. Lovibond},
  journal={Learning & memory},
  volume={11 5},
Human conditioning research shows that learning is closely related to consciously available contingency knowledge, requires attentional resources, and is influenced by language. This research suggests a cognitive model in which extinction consists of changes in contingency beliefs in long-term memory. Laboratory and clinical evidence on extinction is briefly reviewed, and it is concluded that the evidence supports the cognitive position. There is little evidence for a separate, noncognitive… CONTINUE READING
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