Contrasting Acquisition-Focused and Performance-Focused Models of Acquired Behavior

@article{Miller2001ContrastingAA,
  title={Contrasting Acquisition-Focused and Performance-Focused Models of Acquired Behavior},
  author={Ralph R. Miller and Martha Escobar},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  year={2001},
  volume={10},
  pages={141 - 145}
}
What is encoded during a learning experience? In a learning situation, a training (acquisition) phase is often followed by a test phase. Acquisition-focused models (most associative models) emphasize information processing that occurs during training and assume that only summary statistics (associative values) are retained to influence behavior during testing. Performance-focused models (a k a “computational” models) emphasize information processing that occurs at test and often assume fairly… 

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