Subproblem analysis of discrimination shift learning

Douglas L. Medin*

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)332-336
Number of pages5
JournalBehavior Research Methods & Instrumentation
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1973

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • General Psychology


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