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Latent Inhibition and Conditioned Attention Theory : Problems in the Behavioural Sciences - R. E. Lubow

Latent Inhibition and Conditioned Attention Theory

Problems in the Behavioural Sciences

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Published: 29th September 1989
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R.E. Lubow offers a complete survey of the basic data that comprise the latent inhibition effect, and a review of theories that attempt to explain it. He then elaborates on his own Conditioned Attention Theory and derives applications for learned helplessness and schizophrenia. Latent inhibition is an exquisitely simple, robust, and pervasive behavioral phenomenon--the reduced ability of an organism to learn new associations to previously inconsequential stimuli. It has been demonstrated in a variety of animals, including humans, across many different learning tasks. The ease of demonstrating the latent inhibition effect, on the one hand, is matched by the difficulty of incorporating it into contemporary conditioning and learning theories, on the other hand. A wide range of experimental psychologists and neuroscientists will find this a stimulating and useful book for themselves and their students.

"Although not written with an elegant touch for language, it is a history of the research on and theory of this important phenomenon and is one that will become dog-eared on my shelf as I routinely refer to it during my own research and writing." Michael Best, Contemporary Psychology

Preface
Introduction
Latent Inhibition Testing Procedures
Variables Affecting Latent Inhibition
Organismic Variables Affecting Latent Inhibition
Associative Learning Tests of the Effects of Stimulus Preexposure in Children and Adults
Neural Substrates of Latent Inhibition
Theories and Explanations of Latent Inhibition in Animals
Conditioned Attention Theory of Latent Inhibition
Conditioned Attention Theory as Applied to Latent Inhibition in Humans
Some Applications of Conditioned Attention Theory
learned helplessness and schizophrenia
Notes
References
Author index
Subject index
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ISBN: 9780521363075
ISBN-10: 0521363071
Series: Problems in the Behavioural Sciences
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 29th September 1989
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.66