Psyc 103 Lecture 1

Psyc 103 Lecture 1 - Psyc 103 Lecture 1 9/28/2007 1:24:00...

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Psyc 103 Lecture 1 28/09/2007 15:24:00 What is Learning? Learning—relatively permanent change in behavior that can be attributed to  experience o Learning is conditioning, interchangeable with conditioning Conditioning—learning associations between environmental stimuli and  behavioral responses o Stimulus: anything that can be detected and perceived by the senses o Conditioning is the process of learning Stimulus--Something that encourages an activity/process ot begin, increase  or develop Response--Any identifiable behavior Start off as a blank slate o Both nature and nurture o Personality we develop is a product of our experiences Research Correlational: statistical evaluation o Relationship between two variables o Not necessarily causal o Purpose: measure relationship between variables o Advantages: Clarify relationships Allow prediction o Disadvantage Cannot see cause and effect
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course PSYC 103 taught by Professor Pearlberg during the Fall '07 term at UCSD.

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Psyc 103 Lecture 1 - Psyc 103 Lecture 1 9/28/2007 1:24:00...

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