Summation: further assessment of a configural theory.

@article{Pearce2002SummationFA,
  title={Summation: further assessment of a configural theory.},
  author={John Malcolm Pearce and David N George and Aydan Aydin},
  journal={The Quarterly journal of experimental psychology. B, Comparative and physiological psychology},
  year={2002},
  volume={55 1},
  pages={
          61-73
        }
}
when A+ B+ training was conducted in the absence of CD+ trials. A further failure to observe abnormally strong responding during AB was found in Experiment 3 for which the training trials with A+ B+ CD+ were accompanied by trials in which C and D were separately paired with food. The results are explained in terms of a configural theory of conditioning, which assumes that responding during a compound is determined by generalization from its components, as well as from other compounds to which… CONTINUE READING

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