LearningConditioning - Learning: What is it? Learning is:...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Learning: What is it? 0. Learning is: 1. In this section, we will examine two types of simple learning: classical conditioning and operant (or instrumental) conditioning and one type of more complex learning: observational learning 0. Then, we will examine more complicated human memory processes studied by: 1. Cognitive psychologists Classical Conditioning 2. Or Ivan Pavlov 3. Pavlov investigated classical conditioning at the beginning of the 20 th century. 4. He was investigating digestion and would give food to dogs to get them to salivate. 5. Then he collected the saliva from tubes implanted in the dogs’ salivary glands. 6. Pavlov noticed that eventually the dogs started to salivate before the food was given. 7. Salivating when eating is a natural physiological response. 8. Salivating to the presence of the food-giver or to the sound of footsteps is a learned response. How is this response learned? 2. We will be examining this process step by step.
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Before Conditioning Begins 3. You must have a stimulus that produces the response of interest. 4. Here: 5. Food naturally produces 6. Salivation 7. The Food is the Unconditioned Stimulus (UCS) An Unconditioned Stimulus is: 9. Food always produces salivation. The Unconditioned Response
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PSYC 101 taught by Professor Acorn during the Fall '06 term at Lander.

Page1 / 6

LearningConditioning - Learning: What is it? Learning is:...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online