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Learning notes - Portia Mellott April 6, 2009 Psych Notes...

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Portia Mellott April 6, 2009 Psych Notes I. Learning a. A relatively permanent change in an organism i. The result of experience ii. Exhibited in behavior b. Processes are similar for humans and non-humans c. Classical Conditioning i. Basics 1. Conditioning a. A systematic procedure through which associations and responses to specific stimuli are learned b. One of the simplest forms of learning 2. Reflexes a. An automatic behavior b. Occurs without prior learning 3. Conditioning versus reflexes a. Conditioning does require learning i. Learned association between a neutral stimulus and a stimulus that evokes a reflex ii. Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936) 1. Studied digestion in dogs 2. Discovered Classical or Pavlovian Conditioning 3. An originally neutral stimulus, through repeated pairings with a stimulus that naturally produces a response, comes to elicit a similar or identical response. iii. Terms and Procedures 1. Unconditioned Stimulus a. The stimulus that automatically produces a response b. Unlearned c. E.g., food. 2.
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2009 for the course PSY 201 taught by Professor Devree during the Spring '09 term at Hagerstown CC.

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