LearningConditioning

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

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

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