Context and conditioning

A place for space

Lynn Nadel, J. Willner

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Abstract

Notions about the influence of environmental context on behavior are briefly reviewed and criticized. In contrast to the traditional view that a context is merely a compound CS, to be treated in learning theory in much the same way as simple CSs, we propose that contexts are superordinate to such CSs. Within this hierarchical relation, a context both contains and predicts CSs. This approach to environmental context derives from cognitive map theory (O'Keefe & Nadel, 1978), and predictions based on that theory and the present extension are offered for several conditioning paradigms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)218-228
Number of pages11
JournalPhysiological Psychology
Volume8
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

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Context and conditioning : A place for space. / Nadel, Lynn; Willner, J.

In: Physiological Psychology, Vol. 8, No. 2, 1980, p. 218-228.

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Nadel, L & Willner, J 1980, 'Context and conditioning: A place for space', Physiological Psychology, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 218-228.
Nadel, Lynn ; Willner, J. / Context and conditioning : A place for space. In: Physiological Psychology. 1980 ; Vol. 8, No. 2. pp. 218-228.
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