Psyc 103 Lecture 10

Psyc 103 Lecture 10 - Psyc 103 Lecture 10 10/29/2007...

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Psyc 103 Lecture 10 29/10/2007 15:02:00 “equipotentiality”-CS that pair well/badly with one US should pair/badly well  with every US Biological preparedness o Innate readiness to form associations between certain stimuli  responses Taste aversion learning o Garcia experiment o ‘one-trial learning’-does not require several pairings o long time delays o Not all stimuli that will pair well  Water  shock (not good) Water  a/v  shock (some sort of conditioning) Theories of associative learning The blocking effect: Kamin’s experiment Findings and conclusions: prior conditioning with stimulus L “blocked” the  later conditioning of stimulus T Importance: demonstrates that conditioning is not an automatic result when a  CS and US are paired The Rescorla-Wagner Model This mathematical model predicts the outcome of classical conditioning trial-
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