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Causal Learning - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125433341, 9780080863856

Causal Learning

1st Edition

Advances in Research and Theory

Serial Editors: Douglas Medin David Shanks Keith Holyoak
Hardcover ISBN: 9780125433341
eBook ISBN: 9780080863856
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 15th August 1996
Page Count: 442
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The Psychology of Learning and Motivation publishes empirical and theoretical contributions in cognitive and experimental psychology, ranging from classical and instrumental conditions to complex learning and problem solving. This guest-edited special volume is devoted to current research and discussion on associative versus cognitive accounts of learning. Written by major investigators in the field, topics include all aspects of causal learning in an open forum in which different approaches are brought together.

Key Features

  • Up-to-date review of the literature
  • Discusses recent controversies
  • Presents major advances in understanding causal learning
  • Synthesizes contrasting approaches
  • Includes important empirical contributions
  • Written by leading researchers in the field

Table of Contents

A.G. Baker, R.A. Murphy and F. Vallée-Tourangeau, Associative and Normative Models of Causal Induction: Reacting to Versus Understanding Cause. M.R. Waldmann, Knowledge-Based Causal Induction. D.A. Williams, A Comparative Analysis of Negative Contingency Learning in Humans and Nonhumans. R.R. Miller and H. Matute, Animal Analogues of Causal Judgment. B.A. Spellman, Conditionalizing Causality. E.A. Wasserman, S-F Kao, L.J. Van Hamme, M. Katagiri and M.E. Young, Causation and Association. D.R. Shanks, F.J. Lopez, R.J. Darby and A. Dickinson, Distinguishing Associative and Probabilistic Contrast Theories of Human Contingency Judgment. P.W. Cheng, J. Park, A.S. Yarlas and K.J. Holyoak, A Causal-Power Theory of Focal Sets. J.R. Busemeyer, M.A. McDaniel and E. Byun, The Use of Intervening Variables in Causal Learning. J. Pearl, Structural and Probabilistic Causality. Index. Contents of Recent Volumes.


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15th August 1996
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About the Serial Editors

Douglas Medin

Douglas L. Medin is the series editor of The Psychology of Learning and Motivation.

Affiliations and Expertise

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA

David Shanks

Affiliations and Expertise

University College London, U.K.

Keith Holyoak

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California


Praise for the Series
"A remarkable number of landmark papers...An important collection of theory and data." --CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY

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