I am going to provide you a rescorla wagner equation

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I am going to provide you a Rescorla-Wagner equation question. Essentially, I am going to ask you to predict which group of animals will learn at a faster rate. I will provide the alpha, beta, and lambda parameters for each group. RW- surprise to the US M- attention to the CS PH- attention to the CS whose meaning is not established Know what alpha and beta mean, know what refers to what. Know the weakness of the RW theory Get an equation question and you have to tell which group will learn faster Short Answer You are going to do a Rescorla-Wagner problem. You do not need to memorize the equation. I will provide you everything you need to know to solve the problem. You just need to know the difference between calculating the change in associative strength for an individual trial and calculating the total associative strength that has accrued over a certain number of trials. o Solve the problem, first trial set to 0 o Ask either change in associative strength (show all three) or what the total associative strength is. (add 1,2 and 3 delta V values together) Be familiar with Pearce and Hall's negative transfer experiment.

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o Recall what they did, what they found, what the data means, why they did this, understand the two groups, how the data was laid out Know what pseudoconditioning is. o Know how to describe it, an example, how you test for it, what kind of control. Group 1: alpha is .5 and beta is .8 (SHOCK) Group 2 alpha is .5 and beta is .2 (shock) Group 1: alpha is .2 and beta is .5 Group 2: alpha is .5 and beta is .2 Same!!!

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