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    Executive Control and Task Switching in Pigeons.Leyre Castro & Edward A. Wasserman - 2016 - Cognition 146:121-135.
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    Pigeons Acquire Multiple Categories in Parallel Via Associative Learning: A Parallel to Human Word Learning?Edward A. Wasserman, Daniel I. Brooks & Bob McMurray - 2015 - Cognition 136:99-122.
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    Error-Driven Learning in Visual Categorization and Object Recognition: A Common-Elements Model.Fabian A. Soto & Edward A. Wasserman - 2010 - Psychological Review 117 (2):349-381.
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    Cognitive Flexibility and Memory in Pigeons, Human Children, and Adults.Kevin P. Darby, Leyre Castro, Edward A. Wasserman & Vladimir M. Sloutsky - 2018 - Cognition 177:30-40.
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    Stimulus-Reinforcer Predictiveness and Selective Discrimination Learning in Pigeons.Edward A. Wasserman - 1974 - Journal of Experimental Psychology 103 (2):284.
  6. Discriminating the Relation Between Relations: The Role of Entropy in Abstract Conceptualization by Baboons (Papio Papio).J. oél Fagot, Edward A. Wasserman & Michael E. Young - 2001 - Journal of Experimental Psychology 27 (4):316-328.
  7. Causal Knowledge: What Can Psychology Teach Philosophers.Evan Fales & Edward A. Wasserman - 1992 - Journal of Mind and Behavior 13 (1):1-28.
    Theories of how organisms learn about cause-effect relations have a history dating back at least to the associationist/mechanistic hypothesis of David Hume. Some contemporary theories of causal learning are descendants of Hume's mechanistic models of conditioning, but others impute principled, rule-based reasoning. Since even primitive animals are conditionable, it is clear that there are built-in mechanical algorithms that respond to cause/effect relations. The evidence suggests that humans retain the use of such algorithms, which are surely adaptive when causal judgments must (...)
     
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    Learning in Rich Networks Involves Both Positive and Negative Associations.Tanja C. Roembke, Edward A. Wasserman & Bob McMurray - forthcoming - Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.
  9. As If by Design: How Creative Behaviors Really Evolve.Edward A. Wasserman - 2021 - Cambridge University Press.
    The eureka moment is a myth. It is an altogether naïve and fanciful account of human progress. Innovations emerge from a much less mysterious combination of historical, circumstantial, and accidental influences. This book explores the origin and evolution of several important behavioral innovations including the high five, the Heimlich maneuver, the butterfly stroke, the moonwalk, and the Iowa caucus. Such creations' striking suitability to the situation and the moment appear ingeniously designed with foresight. However, more often than not, they actually (...)
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    Rats and Infants as Propositional Reasoners: A Plausible Possibility?Leyre Castro & Edward A. Wasserman - 2009 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (2):203-204.
    Mitchell et al. contemplate the possibility of rats being capable of propositional reasoning. We suggest that this is an unlikely and unsubstantiated possibility. Nonhuman animals and human infants do learn about the contingencies in the world; however, such learning seems not to be based on propositional reasoning, but on more elementary associative processes.
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    Detecting Variety: What's so Special About Uniformity?Michael E. Young & Edward A. Wasserman - 2002 - Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 131 (1):131-143.
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    Selective and Distributed Attention in Human and Pigeon Category Learning.Leyre Castro, Olivera Savic, Victor Navarro, Vladimir M. Sloutsky & Edward A. Wasserman - 2020 - Cognition 204:104350.
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    Response Bias in the Yoked Control Procedure.Edward A. Wasserman - 1988 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 11 (3):477.
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    Nonhuman Sequence Learning Findings Argue Against Hoerl and McCormack's Two Systems of Temporal Cognition.Benjamin J. De Corte & Edward A. Wasserman - 2019 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 42.
    Hoerl & McCormack propose that animals learn sequences through an entrainment-like process, rather than tracking the temporal addresses of each event in a given sequence. However, past research suggests that animals form “temporal maps” of sequential events and also comprehend the concept of ordinal position. These findings suggest that a clarification or qualification of the authors’ hypothesis is needed.
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    Ecology and Learning: Some Historical and Analytical Perspectives.Edward A. Wasserman - 1983 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 6 (1):183-184.
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    Cue Competition in Causality Judgments: The Role of Manner of Information Presentation.Linda J. Van Hamme & Edward A. Wasserman - 1993 - Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 31 (5):457-460.
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    Development and Evolution of Cognition: One Doth Not Fly Into Flying!Edward A. Wasserman - 2008 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31 (4):400-401.
    thought, in general, and – reasoning by analogy, in particular, have been said to reside at the very summit of human cognition. Leech et al. endeavor to comprehend the development of analogous thinking in human beings. Applying Leech et al.'s general approach to the evolution of analogical behavior in animals might also prove to be of considerable value.
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    Unsupervised Learning of Complex Associations in an Animal Model.Leyre Castro, Edward A. Wasserman & Marisol Lauffer - 2018 - Cognition 173:28-33.
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    On Possible Discontinuities Between Human and Nonhuman Minds.Edward A. Wasserman - 2008 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31 (2):151-152.
    The history of comparative psychology is replete with proclamations of human uniqueness. Locke and Morgan denied animals relational thought; Darwin opened the door to that possibility. Penn et al. may be too quick to dismiss the cognitive competences of animals. The developmental precursors to relational thought in humans are not yet known; providing animals those prerequisite experiences may promote more advanced relational thought.
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    Operant and Alternative Buttonpressing by College Students on DRL and RR Schedules of Points Reinforcement.Edward A. Wasserman, Gary W. Schroeder & Michael W. O’Hara - 1988 - Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 26 (4):319-322.
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    Bindra's Theory: Some Successes and Precursors.Edward A. Wasserman - 1978 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 1 (1):80-81.
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    Judging Interevent Contingencies: Being Right for the Wrong Reasons.Harriet Shaklee & Edward A. Wasserman - 1986 - Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 24 (2):91-94.
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