Title: Human evaluative flavor-flavor conditioning is not sensitive to post-acquisition US-inflation
Authors: Baeyens, Frank ×
Vanhouche, Wouter
Crombez, Geert
Eelen, Paul #
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: Société Belge de Psychologie
Series Title: Psychologica Belgica vol:38 issue:2 pages:83-108
Abstract: Post-conditioning US-inflation was used to determine the nature of the US representation underlying human evaluative flavor-flavor conditioning. In Experiment 1, exposure to inflated USs did not result in the acquired CS+/CS-discrimination becoming more pronounced than in two control groups that received exposure to non-inflated USs or no further USs, suggesting that only the emotional-affective but not the sensory-descriptive US characteristics are encoded. In Experiment 2, two alternative accounts for this lack of a US-inflation effect were investigated, namely that the asymptote of conditioning was reached before US-inflation, or that the inflated US was not perceived as related to the acquisition US. Because neither of these possibilities was supported, it is concluded that this conditioning preparation evidences learning mediated by the referential system, whereby only the emotional-affective US characteristics are encoded.
ISSN: 0033-2879
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Psychology of Learning and Experimental Psychopathology
Department of Marketing and Organisation Studies (MO), Leuven - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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