associative learning


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associative learning

[ə′sō·sē‚ād·iv ′lərn·iŋ]
(psychology)
The principle that items experienced together are mentally linked so that they tend to reinforce one another.
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This associative learning experience may result in the teen deciding that he will not pursue this career area because he fears being labeled or because he is not yet comfortable with his sexual orientation and the possibility of it becoming public.
Applying the match-up hypothesis (Kamins, 1990), associative learning theory (Klein, 1991), and the social categorization framework (Riordan, 2000; Tajfel & Turner, 1979; Turner, et al.
23 Belief that Health Promotion is important in today's society Desire to make difference in the world through career choice Interest in the course content Participation in sports or physical activity Associative Learning 76 3.
Neural networks attempt to stimulate associative learning involved in vision, language processing, problem solving and motor control.
This research clearly shows that, in these circumstances, our reaction to a fear-provoking stimulus depends on a primitive response caused by associative learning.
In contrast, if the associative learning hypothesis is correct and the credit card effect is influenced by social and economic context, the opposite finding might be expected for our New Zealand sample and participants should place less value on consumer products when credit card symbols are present.
Children with epilepsy due to a right-hemisphere lesion "produce a memory profile qualitatively similar to normal controls, with the exception of deficits in verbal paired associative learning, which occur is both right-hemisphere- and left-hemisphere-lesion epileptic children.
If this type of associative learning underlies performance during the training phase of each problem, performance should differ between these two conditions and the control (A-B+) condition.
The researchers, therefore, concluded that these crows have cognitive mechanisms beyond simple associative learning that are capable of processing causal information about novel tool types.
Results of this project will help to understand the link between sensory physiology and behaviour, and the relationship | between associative learning and changes in the electrophysiological response of chemoreceptors in the two Cotesia species.
The study shows that different alleles or mutant forms of the gene, known as gilgamesh (gish), are required for short-term memory formation in Drosophila olfactory associative learning - learning that links a specific odor with a negative or positive reinforcer.