4.2.07 - Learning and Motivation (4/2/07) Theories of...

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Learning and Motivation (4/2/07) Theories of reinforcement Reinforcement as stimulus presentation Physiological homeostasis and drive reduction Reinforcement is something given/provided Drive reduction is operating force to how it all works, to use some kind of object, there must be a need for it, or drive Food and water may work as reinforces if they are deprived of food and water Reinforcer brings you back into balance (homeostasis) Sometimes animal get a want when no longer a need These theories say once you’re full you should stop the behavior Some rats will hoard food Primary and incentive motivation theories Says some behaviors are due to drive; deprived of water, food, etc But, sometimes, we behave due to incentive seeking reward, comes from reinforcer; its having it available, seeing it, smelling it Ex: Presence of fancy desserts in a restaurant when you are full. Potato chips tempted
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PSY 0405 taught by Professor Kristinaswanenburg during the Spring '08 term at Pittsburgh.

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4.2.07 - Learning and Motivation (4/2/07) Theories of...

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