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A New Understanding of Mental DisordersComputational Models for Dimensional Psychiatry$
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Andreas Heinz

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780262036894

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262036894.001.0001

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Basic Learning Mechanisms: Pavlovian Conditioning in Mental Disorders

Basic Learning Mechanisms: Pavlovian Conditioning in Mental Disorders

(p.15) 2 Basic Learning Mechanisms: Pavlovian Conditioning in Mental Disorders
A New Understanding of Mental Disorders

Andreas Heinz

The MIT Press

The second chapter focuses on basic learning mechanisms and specifically on Pavlovian conditioning and its relevance for mental disorder. Pavlovian conditioning has been implicated in addictive disorders, but may also play a role in affective and psychotic experiences. Influences of Pavlovian cues on instrumental behavior are explained with respect to their clinical consequences.

Keywords:   Learning mechanisms, Pavlovian conditioning, Addictive disorders, Instrumental behaviour, Affective, psychotic

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