associative learning


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associative learning

n.
A learning process by which a certain stimulus comes to be associated with another stimulus or behavior, as through classical or operant conditioning.
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Similarly, additional empirical evidence is also required to determine if the principles of associative learning are sufficient to describe and explain complex human behavior or if different explanatory models are required.
For CBRN Soldiers, the associative learning stage takes place in a laboratory environment, where students can practice the application of skills that they acquired during the cognitive learning stage.
A core principle of associative learning theory is that long-term memory consists of processing units (nodes) that are connected by associative links (Martindale, 1991).
The propositional approach to associative learning as an alternative for association formation models.
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.
Further research should explore the role of associative learning in these invertebrates.
The match-up hypothesis (Kamins, 1990) and associative learning theory (Klein, 1991) inform our arguments.
Associative learning mediates dynamic shifts in dopamine signaling in the nucleus accumbens.
Sample topics include: the role of the hippocampus in new associative learning, how synaptic and mitochondrial morphometry provide structural correlates of successful brain aging, and the stratification of dementia diagnosis using MRI.
This was most evident on the paired associative learning test, in which the rosiglitazone patients made 31% fewer errors and the glyburide group made 25% fewer errors following treatment.
Through typical associative learning, the wasps can learn to link this chemical scent to their food.