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  1. Robin A. Murphy & Rachel M. Msetfi (2014). Individual Differences in Associative Learning. Frontiers in Psychology 5.
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  2. Rachel M. Msetfi, Robin A. Murphy & Diana E. Kornbrot (2012). Dysphoric Mood States Are Related to Sensitivity to Temporal Changes in Contingency. Frontiers in Psychology 3.
    A controversial finding in the field of causal learning is that mood contributes to the accuracy of perceptions of uncorrelated relationships. When asked to report the degree of control between an action and its outcome, people with dysphoria or depression are claimed to be more realistic in reporting non-contingency (e.g., Alloy & Abramson, 1979). The strongest evidence for this depressive realism (DR) effect is derived from data collected with experimental procedures in which the dependent variables are verbal or written ratings (...)
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  3. Irina Baetu, Itxaso Barberia, Robin A. Murphy & A. G. Baker (2011). Maybe This Old Dinosaur Isn't Extinct: What Does Bayesian Modeling Add to Associationism? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 34 (4):190-191.
    We agree with Jones & Love (J&L) that much of Bayesian modeling has taken a fundamentalist approach to cognition; but we do not believe in the potential of Bayesianism to provide insights into psychological processes. We discuss the advantages of associative explanations over Bayesian approaches to causal induction, and argue that Bayesian models have added little to our understanding of human causal reasoning.
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  4. A. G. Baker, Irina Baetu & Robin A. Murphy (2009). Propositional Learning is a Useful Research Heuristic but It is Not a Theoretical Algorithm. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (2):199-200.
    Mitchell et al.'s claim, that their propositional theory is a single-process theory, is illusory because they relegate some learning to a secondary memory process. This renders the single-process theory untestable. The propositional account is not a process theory of learning, but rather, a heuristic that has led to interesting research.
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