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Marr Psychology 3030/6016 SAMPLE QUIZ 1. Carefully specify the essential assumptions of the Rescorla-Wagner model of Pavlovian conditioning. Demonstrate how the model deals with (a) simple acquisition, then apply the model to (b) extinction, (c) blocking, and (d) conditioned inhibition. Make sure you define these phenomena before grinding out the model. Assume you have a light (L) and tone (T) available with the following parameters: Lambda = 100, K L = 0.3, K T = 0.3. What are some limitations of the R-W model? 2. The following quotes are from Schwartz & Robbins (1999), a standard learning textbook: “We assume that in Pavlovian conditioning CS-US pairings lead to the formation of an association, which in turn leads to the occurrence of CRs” (p. 83). “Although studying what organisms do---how they behave---is of interest in its own right, it is also of interest in that it allows us to make inferences about internal processes that we cannot see or measure directly” (p. 14). What would Skinner (or Baum) have to say about these? Provide clear evidence that you understand the issues here by giving an appropriate background to the distinctions between the behavior analytic and the cognitive scientific programs. What can “internal
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