Contingent Associations and the Double-Function, Verbal-Discrimination Task.
NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON ILL DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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Three experiments examined the role of contingent associations in learning double-function, verbal-discrimination lists. Some 15-pair lists were constructed of category instances in such a way that the learning of three contingent associations based on category names would mediate correct performance for all 15 pairs. Results are reported and compared. Modified author abstract