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Learning - Learning is a change in behavior as a result of past experience - Even though our principal interest is in how humans learn, you’ll notice that a great deal of learning research is conducted using animal subjects instead. o Less Complexity o Greater Control Over Variables o Generality of Principles Classical Conditioning (Pavlovian Conditioning) - Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936) o Russian Physiologist o Won a Nobel Prize in 1904 for his work on the biochemical analysis of digestive secretions of the stomach o Famous in Russia, but not well-known outside of Russia due to the lack of information leaving the country o Later notoriety stems from the widely-known studies he performed on conditioning of the salivary response o Actual Discovery of conditioned reflexes occurred in a different context much earlier, back in the 1880’s o Dogs (specifically large dogs) were his favorite test subjects - Procedure o Dog transported from colony room to test cubicle and chained o Food prepared on a table 10 feet away from dog
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