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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We used the proposed emulator in associative learning circuit and analyzed its learning activities.
His authoritative assessment of associative learning theory provides useful insights into how one might synthesize the major conclusions connected to recent findings within this research area.
Nonetheless, the view that human causal learning cannot be sufficiently described by the principles of associative learning remains a subject of controversy (Beckers, Miller, De Houwer, & Urushihara, 2006; Beckers et al, 2005).
This pattern was different from associations we observed in controls, who showed relations between associative learning and limbic system volumes," Sullivan added.
The associative learning stage typically progresses faster than the cognitive learning stage.
Using associative learning principles, Till and Nowak (2000) developed a framework to assist corporations in building strong relationships with a charitable cause and to facilitate the marketing success of CRM activities.
Firstly, despite many of the non-fearful participants reporting having experienced associative learning events, these events were generally less aversive or frightening than those experienced by fearful participants.
In other words, DCS accelerates the associative learning processes that contribute to correcting the psychopathology, she said.
SLTCDM considers four factors that influence individuals' career decision making: (a) genetic endowment and special abilities, (b) environmental conditions and events, (c) instrumental and associative learning experiences, and (d) task approach skills (Krumboltz, 1979).
It also argues that the tests administered to the bonobos in question are inadequate for determining true language usage, as they could be passed by animals merely capable of associative learning.