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How do we get from propositions to behavior?

  • Daniel A. Sternberg (a1) and James L. McClelland (a2)

Mitchell et al. describe many fascinating studies, and in the process, propose what they consider to be a unified framework for human learning in which effortful, controlled learning results in propositional knowledge. However, it is unclear how any of their findings privilege a propositional account, and we remain concerned that embedding all knowledge in propositional representations obscures the tight interdependence between learning from experiences and the use of the results of learning as a basis for action.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
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