Causal Learning: Advances in Research and Theory

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Academic Press, Sep 26, 1996 - Psychology - 442 pages
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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
 

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Contents

REACTING TO VERSUS UNDERSTANDING CAUSE
1
CHAPTER 2 KNOWLEDGEBASED CAUSAL INDUCTION
47
CHAPTER 3 A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF NEGATIVE CONTINGENCY LEARNING IN HUMANS AND NONHUMANS
89
CHAPTER 4 ANIMAL ANALOGUES OF CAUSAL JUDGMENT
133
CHAPTER 5 CONDITIONALIZING CAUSALITY
167
CHAPTER 6 CAUSATION AND ASSOCIATION
207
CHAPTER 7 DISTINGUISHING ASSOCIATIVE AND PROBABILISTIC CONTRAST THEORIES OF HUMAN CONTINGENCY JUDGMENT
265
CHAPTER 8 A CAUSALPOWER THEORY OF FOCAL SETS
313
CHAPTER 9 THE USE OF INTERVENING VARIABLES IN CAUSAL LEARNING
357
CHAPTER 10 STRUCTURAL AND PROBABILISTIC CAUSALITY
393
Index
437
Contents of Recent Volumes
439
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Douglas L. Medin is the series editor of The Psychology of Learning and Motivation.

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