Psych Lecture 3

Psych Lecture 3 - adaptation: adjustment to changes in the...

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Sheet1 Page 1 adaptation: adjustment to changes in the environment learning is a process that happens from birth to death that is constantly changing maladaptive learning: can UNlearn things as well as learn them Learning is relatively permanent change in behaviour and knowledge due to experience Classical conditioning: Signals and associations: -Pavlov's dogs: ->Observed that dogs salivate when meat powder was put on his tongue->Unlearned reflex ->Bell had a neutral stimulus for the dog -->Pavlov sounded a bell, gave the meat, observed the reaction -->Eventually, the bell alone gave the reaction -Neutral stimulus is repeatedly paired with a stimulus that triggers a reflexive response -Unconditioned stimulus: (UCS) Stimulus that already brings about a response without learning -Unconditioned Response: (UCR) Unlearned response to the stimulus -Reflex: swift, unlearned, automatic response to a stimulus -Neutral stimulus: Initially does not bring about the reflex being studied -Conditioned Stimulus: (CS) Originally neutral, paired repeatedly with UCS and brings about CR
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