SAGE Journal Articles

Coutanche, M. N. & Thompson-Schill, S. L. (2012). Reversal without remapping: What we can (and cannot) conclude about learned associations from training induced behavior changes. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(2), 118- 134.

This is a review article discussing the concept of learned associations in the context of the cognitive revolution in the field of psychology.


  1. How has the cognitive revolution influenced the comparative study of cognition?
  2. Which learning paradigms are discussed in the article?
  3. How do these paradigms differ?

Wasserman, E. A. (1990). Attribution of causality to common and distinctive elements of compound stimuli. Psychological Science, 1(5), 298-302.

This research article evaluated college-aged students’ understanding of compound stimuli when assessing the cause of an allergic reaction.


  1. In what way did the concept of causality influence participants’ assessments of compound stimuli?
  2. What forms of stimuli were utilized for this study?
  3. In what ways did humans parallel the conditioned responses of non-human animals in the context of this study?