Abstract

We propose that learning has a top-down component, but not in the propositional terms described by Mitchell et al. Specifically, we propose that a host of learning processes, including associative learning, serve to imbue the representation of the conditioned stimulus (CS) with affective meaning.

Notes

Originally published in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, v.32 no.2 (2009), pp. 201-202. DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X09000892.

Open peer commentary response to "The propositional nature of human associative learning," (Chris J. Mitchell, Jan De Houwer and Peter F. Lovibond), Behavioral and Brain Sciences, v.32 no.2 (2009), pp.183-198.

Keywords

associative learning, conditioned stimulus (CS), response article, peer commentary

Subject Categories

Cognitive psychology, Paired-association learning, Learning - Psychology

Disciplines

Cognitive Psychology

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Publication Date

2009

Rights Holder

© 2009 Cambridge University Press

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