Associative Learning and Conditioning Theory: Human and Non-Human Applications

Hardcover | June 17, 2011

EditorTodd R. Schachtman, Steve S. Reilly

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Although many professionals in psychology (including the sub-disciplines of human learning and memory, clinical practice related to psychopathology, neuroscience, educational psychology and many other areas) no longer receive training in learning and conditioning, the influence of this fieldremains strong. Therefore, many researchers and clinicians have little knowledge about basic learning theory and its current applications beyond their own specific research topic. The primary purpose of the present volume is to highlight ways in which basic learning principles, methodology, and phenomena underpin, and indeed guide, contemporary translational research. With contributions from a distinguished collection of internationally renowned scholars, this 23-chaptervolume contains specific research issues but is also broad in scope, covering a variety of topics in which associative learning and conditioning theory apply, such as drug abuse and addiction, anxiety, fear and pain research, advertising, attribution processes, acquisition of likes and dislikes,social learning, psychoneuroimmunology, and psychopathology (e.g., autism, depression, helplessness and schizophrenia). This breadth is captured in the titles of the three major sections of the book: Applications to Clinical Pathology; Applications to Health and Addiction; Applications to Cognition,Social Interaction and Motivation. The critically important phenomena and methodology of learning and conditioning continue to have a profound influence on theory and clinical concerns related to the mechanisms of memory, cognition, education, and pathology of emotional and consummatory disorders. This volume is expected to have theunique quality of serving the interests of many researchers, educators and clinicians including, for example, neuroscientists, learning and conditioning researchers, psychopharmacologists, clinical psychopathologists, and practitioners in the medical field.

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Although many professionals in psychology (including the sub-disciplines of human learning and memory, clinical practice related to psychopathology, neuroscience, educational psychology and many other areas) no longer receive training in learning and conditioning, the influence of this fieldremains strong. Therefore, many researchers a...

Todd Schachtman obtained his Ph.D. from SUNY-Binghamton examining research on conditioning and associative learning. He then served as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of York in England for 18 months and then for 18 months at the University of Rochester Medical School. He has been a faculty member at the University of Missour...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:600 pages, 7.4 × 10.12 × 1.42 inPublished:June 17, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Section I: Overview1. Todd R. Schachtman and Steve Reilly: Things you always wanted to know about conditioning, but were afraid to askSection II: Applications to Clinical Pathology2. Seth J. Gillihan and Edna Foa: Fear extinction and emotional processing theory: A critical review3. Katherine Oehlberg and Susan Mineka: Fear Conditioning and Attention to Threat: An Integrative Approach to Understanding the Etiology of Anxiety Disorders4. Mario A. Laborda, Bridget L. McConnell, and Ralph R. Miller: Behavioral techniques to reduce relapse after exposure therapy: Applications of studies of experimental extinction5. Peter F. Lovibond: Learning and anxiety6. Vincent M. LoLordo and J. Bruce Overmier: Trauma, learned helplessness, its neuroscience and implication for PTSD7. Robert E. Lubow: Abberant attentional processes in schizophrenia as reflected in latent inhibition data8. Phil Reed: Discrimination learning process in autism: spectrum disorders: A comparator theorySection III: Applications to Health and Addiction9. Jennifer L. Szczytkowski and Donald T. Lysle: Conditioned immunomodulation10. M. Vogel-Sprott and Mark T. Fillmore: Learning, expectancy and conditioning: Human and animal applications11. Danielle E. McCarthy, Timothy B. Baker, Haruka Minami, and Vivian Yeh: Applications of Contemporary Learning Theory in the Treatment of Drug Abuse12. Rick A. Bevins and Jennifer E. Murray: Internal stimuli generated by abused substances: Role of Pavlovian conditioning and its implications for drug addiction13. Janet Polivy, C. Peter Herman, and Laura Girz: Learning to eat: The influence of food cues on what, when and how much we eat14. Moriel Zelikowsky and Michael S. Fanselow: Conditional analgesia, negative feedback and error correction15. dwin B. Fisher, Leonard Green, Amanda L. Calvert, and Russell E. Glasgow: Incentives in the modification and cessation of cigarette smokingSection IV: Applications to Cognition, Social Interaction and Motivation16. Frank Van Overwalle: Social learning and connectionism17. Teresa A. Treat, John L. Kruschke, Richard J. Viken, and Richard M. McFall: Application of associative learning paradigms to clinically relevant individual differences in cognitive processing18. Jan De Houwer: A review of procedural knowledge about the mental process models of evaluative conditioning19. Robert Ervin Cramer and Robert Frank Weiss: Instrumental and Pavlovian Conditioning Analogues of Familiar Social Processes20. Andreas Olsson: The impact of social cognition on emotional learning from and about others: A neurobiological perspective21. Todd R. Schachtman, Jennifer Walker and Stephanie Wade: Conditioning and marketing22. Michael Domjan and Chana K. Akins: Applications of Pavlovian conditioning to sexual behavior and reproduction23. Heather Hoffman: Hot and bothered: Classical conditioning of sexual incentives in humans