The Psychology Of Associative Learning by David R. ShanksThe Psychology Of Associative Learning by David R. Shanks

The Psychology Of Associative Learning

byDavid R. Shanks

Paperback | November 24, 1995

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It is hard to think of any significant aspect of our lives that is not influenced by what we have learned in the past. Of fundamental importance is our ability to learn the ways in which events are related to one another, called associative learning. This book provides a fresh look at associative learning theory and reviews extensively the advances made over the past twenty years. The Psychology of Associative Learning begins by establishing that the human associative learning system is rational in the sense that it accurately represents event relationships. David Shanks goes on to consider the informational basis of learning, in terms of the memorization of instances, and discusses at length the application of connectionist models to human learning. The book concludes with an evaluation of the role of rule induction in associative learning. This will be essential reading for graduate students and researchers in psychology and the behavioral sciences.
Title:The Psychology Of Associative LearningFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.47 inPublished:November 24, 1995Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521449766

ISBN - 13:9780521449762


Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. The rational analysis of learning; 3. Prototype abstraction and instance memorisation; 4. Connectionism and learning; 5. Rule induction; References; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"...coherent, engaging, lucid and provocative....replete with lucid summaries of experiments on human and animal learning....expertly coherent account of human associative learning....Shank's book is a lucid and coherent tour of recent in associative learning." John K. Kruschke, Journal of Mathematical Psychology