Model of classical conditioning where the speculation is that an animal will learn when there is a discrepancy between what the animal expects to happen next, and what actually happens next. Trial-level model wherein each stimulus is either present or not at some point during the trial.

RESCORLA-WAGNER THEORY: "The Rescorla-Wagner theory is a model of classical conditioning."
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