Accession Number:

AD0269266

Title:

A MEDIATION MODEL FOR PAIRED-ASSOCIATE LEARNING

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NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIV RALEIGH

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Report Date:

1961-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A model to explain how paired-associates get learned has been presented. It was proposed that paired-associate learning may involve as many as five interdependent processes corresponding to stimulus-term discrimination, response-term discrimination, response learning for stimulus terms as well as for response terms, and an association stage. The model appears to be useful in interpreting data from studies dealing with the effects of context elements, of stimulus-term and response-term familiarization, of stimulus-term and responseterm pronunciability, of terms with double function, and of the greater S-R than R-S strength following paired-associate learning. Some further implications of the model for paired-associate learning, serial learning, and transfer experiments were discussed and the need for additional study of mediating responses was emphasized. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE