Although attention models assume that the two subproblems of a discrimination shift are treated as a single problem, learning of a nonreversal shift can be broken down into performance on the subproblem that changes reward conditions and the one that does not. A general analysis of performance on these subproblems, appropriate to a broad range of attention models, is developed in this paper. This analysis leads to a rejection of attention models for some S populations, but shows that attention models may have been rejected prematurely for other populations of Ss.
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- Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
- Psychology (miscellaneous)
- General Psychology