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Title: Of Rats and People: A Select Comparative Analysis of Cue Competition, the Contents of Learning, and Retrieval
Authors: Rosas, Juan M.
Gámez, Matías A.
León, Samuel P.
González-Tirado, Gabriel
Nelson, Byron J.
Abstract: Select literature regarding cue competition, the contents of learning, and retrieval processes is summarized to demonstrate parallels and differences between human and nonhuman associative learning. Competition phenomena such as blocking, overshadowing, and relative predictive validity are largely analogous in animal and human learning. In general, strong parallels are found in the associative structures established during learning, as well as in the basic phenomena associated with information retrieval. Some differences arise too, such as retrospective evaluation, which seems easier to observe in human than in nonhuman animals. However, the parallels are suf􀃀cient to indicate that the study of learning in animals continues to be relevant to human learning and memory.
Keywords: associative learning, cue competition, contents of learning, retrieval processes, comparative psychology, humans, animals.
Issue Date: 2017
metadata.dc.description.sponsorship: This work was funded by grants PSI2014-52263-C2-1-P and PSI2014-52263-C2-2-P from the Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad
Publisher: Asociación de Análisis del Comportamiento (AAC)
Citation: Rosas, J.M., Gámez A. M., León S. P., González-Tirado G., & Nelson, J. B. (2017). Of rats and people: a select comparative analysis of cue competition, the contents of learning, and retrieval. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 2, 223-244
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