070226 Question Sheet 4 - Chapter 4

070226 Question Sheet 4 - Chapter 4 - 1 830:311H...

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830:311H CONDITIONING AND LEARNING Question Sheet 4, Chapter 4 (only through p. 116—The Rescorla-Wagner Model) Terms: unblocking (Kamin—ch 3) relative validity (Wagner—ch 3) surprisingness negatively accelerated learning curve Rescorla-Wagner model of CC US-reduction model context overexpectation effect Essay: 1. Can you explain the contingency table that was distributed in class and the table on the top of p. 94 (Fig. 3.13)? 2. Can you explain ("walk through") the figures showing relative validity (Figs. 3.16A & 3.17, pp. 98-99)? Why does the uncorrelated group exhibit better conditioned responding than the correlated group when tested with X alone (Fig. 3.16B)? (X corresponds to the room in Fig. 3.17) 3. What factors affect the speed of learning, the strength of conditioning, and the asymptote of learning? What is each of their effects? 4. What is the overexpectation effect? According to R-W, how does it occur in the first place, and what is its fate? Explain Row 1 of the design (Fig. 4.5A; forget about X), and then interpret the left panel (Fig 4.5B), which depicts its fate accprding to R-W.
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2008 for the course PSYCH 311 taught by Professor Rovee-collier during the Spring '06 term at Rutgers.

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