Prior learning and acquisition of novel discriminations
LE3 .A278 2006
Bachelor of Science
Two experiments assessed the prediction that pretraining with a configural or elemental discrimination would influence learning rates of novel configural discriminations. Participants first acquired either a configural or an elemental discrimination, and were then presented with a negative patterning or biconditional discrimination. In both experiments, the negative patterning discrimination was learned faster than the biconditional discrimination. However, pretraining had little influence on the acquisition of these discriminations .
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