Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Learning simple associations.

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People are extraordinarily good at establishing connections in memory–associative learning. Indeed, this is quite possibly their most frequently deployed cognitive skill. Learning contingencies–that one event is more likely when in the presence of another–is a crucial form of associative learning that allows one to make successful predictions, increasing the speed and accuracy of responding to events in the world. This article describes a program of research investigating the fundamental building blocks of contingency learning underlying people's acquisition of correlational and causal information in the world around them. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved)