L4: Associations

This module discusses associationism and formative philosophical and empirical work on associative learning processes in humans and non-human animals.
Author

Matt Crump

Modified

October 25, 2022

Goals

Instructions

Work through each of the following Read, Watch/listen, and Engage sections. You have the full week to complete any quizzes or assignments for this module.

Read

40 minutes

Chapter 5: Associations

Describes associationism and formative philosophical and empirical work on associative learning processes in humans and non-human animals.

Read

Watch/Listen

There are two mini-lectures for this module.

Lecture 1

Associations

slides

pdf

40 min

Lecture 2

Conditioning

slides

pdf

35 min

Lecture 3

Siegel et al. (1982)

paper on Blackboard

20 min

Engage

When you are ready complete any or all of the following assignments.

  1. QUIZ: Complete the L4: Associations quiz (5 points, on blackboard)
  2. Writing: (5 points, instructions below, submit on blackboard)

Submit your work before the due date posted on blackboard. Then, move on to the next learning module.


Conditioning and drug tolerance

5 points

Classical conditioning and associative learning influence a wide range of psychological and physiological processes, including those involved in drug-tolerance.

Your assignment is to write a QALMRI summary for the following paper. A video lecture overview for this paper was also provided in the watch/listen section to help you with this assignment.

Siegel, S., Hinson, R. E., Krank, M. D., & McCully, J. (1982). Heroin “overdose” death: contribution of drug-associated environmental cues. Science, 216(4544), 436-437.

Using the QALMRI method, write a one-page QALMRI (point form is OK) of the assigned paper.

  • Question: Identify the big and specific question
  • Alternatives: What are the alternative hypotheses or explanations
  • Logic: What are the logical implications of the hypotheses
  • Method: Describe the Methods
  • Results: What was the main result
  • Inference: What inferences about the hypothesis are made from the results?