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Unformatted text preview: 1 PSYC 100: Introductory Psychology Chapter 5, Part 1 (pp. 157-168) Thursday, February 21, 2008 L E A R N I N G L E A R N I N G Part 1 Part 1 Lecture Outline Lecture Outline ¡ Learning ¡ Classical (Pavlovian) Conditioning ¡ Preparedness to Learn ¡ Neural Basis of Classical Conditioning ¡ Zimbardo’s Discovering Psychology video on Classical Conditioning Learning Learning ¡ Learning : an enduring change in the way an organism ß learning is about prediction – predicting the future from past experience and using these predictions to Assumptions of Learning Theories Assumptions of Learning Theories ¡ Three assumptions of learning theories: 1. Experience shapes behavior • responses are 2. Learning is adaptive • the environment selects behaviors that are 3. Experiments can uncover the laws of learning • these laws will apply to 2 Classical (Pavlovian) Conditioning Classical (Pavlovian) Conditioning ¡ The Russian physiologist Pavlov noted that reflexive salivation in dogs could be elicited by ¡ Reflex : response that is...
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- Spring '08
- Classical Conditioning