Ch6 - Ch6 - Learning Tuesday, October 07, 2008 1:41 PM...

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Ch6 - Learning Tuesday, October 07, 2008 1:41 PM Behaviorism - only looks at real, observable behavior Moving away from Freudian techniques (internal traits) Behavior Learning Classical Conditioning Operant Conditioning Introductory Definitions Learning: relatively permanent change in behavior or mental processes resulting from practice or experience Conditioning: process of learning associations between environmental stimuli and behavioral responses Classical Conditioning: learning that occurs when a neutral stimulus (NS) becomes paired (associated) with an unconditioned stimulus (UCS) to elicit a conditioned response (CR) Introduction of stimuli causes conditioning Pavlov's Original Experiment Key Terms: Neutral Stimulus (NS) : before conditioning doesn't naturally elicit response of interest Unconditional Stimulus (UCS) : elicits UCR without previous conditioning Unconditioned Response (UCR) : unlearned reaction to UCS occuring without prior conditioning Conditioned Stimulus (CS) : previously NS that, through repeated pairings with UCS, now causes a reaction
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