Temporal contiguity and contingency judgments: A Pavlovian analogue

Allan, L. G., Tangen, J. M., Wood, R. and Shah, T. (2003) Temporal contiguity and contingency judgments: A Pavlovian analogue. Integrative Physiological And Behavioral Science, 38 3: 214-229. doi:10.1007/BF02688855

Author Allan, L. G.
Tangen, J. M.
Wood, R.
Shah, T.
Title Temporal contiguity and contingency judgments: A Pavlovian analogue
Journal name Integrative Physiological And Behavioral Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1053-881X
Publication date 2003-07-01
Year available 2003
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF02688855
Open Access Status
Volume 38
Issue 3
Start page 214
End page 229
Total pages 16
Place of publication Piscataway
Publisher Transaction Period Consortium
Language eng
Subject 170101 Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology)
Abstract The two experiments reported examine the role of temporal contiguity on judgments of contingency in a human analogue of the Pavlovian task. The data show that the effect of the actual delay on contingency judgment depends on the observer's expectation regarding the delay. For a fixed contingency between the cue and the outcome, ratings of the contingency are higher when the actual delay is congruent with the observer's expectation than when it is incongruent. We argue that our data can be understood within the context of the temporal coding hypothesis.
Keyword Psychology, Biological
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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