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What Is Learning? Adaptive process through which experience modifes pre-existing behavior and understanding. Characteristics to determine: Which events and relationships do people learn about? What circumstances determine whether and how people learn? Is learning a slow process requiring lots oF practice, or does it involve sudden ±ashes oF insight?
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Learning About Stimuli What types of events attract attention? Process of sensitization leads to exaggerated responses to unexpected events. Especially if emotionally aroused. Reponses to unchanging stimuli decreases over time. Habituation is simplest form of learning.
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Classical Conditioning: Learning Signals and Associations First discovered by Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936) was investigating the gastric function of dogs by measuring saliva secretion in response to food in the 1890s noticed that dogs started to salivate before food was actually delivered named it 'psychic secretion' changed his entire research focus to concentrate on this
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Apparatus for Measuring Conditioned Responses
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Classical Conditioning
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Changes over Time in the Strength of a Conditioned Response
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Stimulus Generalization
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Stimulus Discrimination What if there were no limits to stimulus generalization? Stimulus Discrimination: Learning to differentiate among similar stimuli. Complementary process to stimulus generalization.
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Events Is classical conditioning entirely automatic? Some argue that CR acquired when event reliably
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