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Title: Secondary task difficulty modulates forward blocking in human contingency learning
Authors: De Houwer, Jan ×
Beckers, Tom #
Issue Date: 2003
Series Title: Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology vol:56B pages:345-357
Abstract: The influence of a secondary task on forward blocking of human contingency ratings was examined. A smaller blocking effect was found when participants performed a highly demanding secondary task than when they performed a less demanding secondary task. The modulatory effect of secondary task difficulty was significant only when the secondary task was administered during both the learning and the test phase of the contingency judgement task. The results suggest that forward blocking in human contingency learning cannot be fully accounted for by associative processes. Instead, forward blocking seems to depend at least partially on deliberate deductive reasoning processes.
ISSN: 0272-4995
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Psychology of Learning and Experimental Psychopathology
× corresponding author
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