propositional learning

propositional learning

comprehension that involves the higher cognitive functions of abstraction and symbolization.
See also: abstraction (5), symbolization (2). Compare: procedural memory.
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As postulated by the dual-process models (Furedy & Riley, 1987; Lovibond & Shanks, 2002), the changes arising from repeated CS-US pairings are the result of two independent learning processes: a propositional learning that leads to conscious knowledge of association between the stimuli, and a lower level, non-propositional conditioning process which directly triggers an automatic activation of a conditioned response by an associative mechanism, such as an excitatory link between CS and US nodes or between the CS and RC.
In other words, if one argues that a single psychological process (propositions) accounts for human learning, then it should follow that both implicit and explicit attitudes are a product of propositional learning.
This approach, of independently quantified arguments, allows propositional learning algorithms to be applied systematically to learning relational concepts in polynomial time and in a modular fashion.
It provides a direct method of learning in a relational domain by means of a propositional learning algorithm.