Title: Outcome maximality and additivity training also influence cue competition in causal learning when learning involves many cues and events
Authors: Vandorpe, Stefaan ×
De Houwer, Jan
Beckers, Tom #
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Psychology Press
Series Title: The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology vol:60 issue:3 pages:356-368
Abstract: Recent evidence shows that outcome maximality (e.g., De Houwer, Beckers, & Glautier, 2002) and additivity training (e.g., Lovibond, Been, Mitchell, Bouton, & Frohard, 2003) have an influence on cue competition in human causal learning. This evidence supports the idea that cue competition is based on controlled reasoning processes rather than on automatic associative processes. Until now, however, all the evidence for controlled reasoning processes comes from studies with rather simple designs that involved only few cues and events. We conducted two experiments with a complex design involving 24 different cues. The results showed that outcome maximality and additivity training had an influence on cue competition but that this influence was more pronounced for forward cue competition than for retrospective cue competition.
Description: Centrum voor Leerpsychologie en experimentele psychopathologie.
ISSN: 1747-0218
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Psychology of Learning and Experimental Psychopathology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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