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Unformatted text preview: Christine Potts Intro to Psychology 12:20-1:50 February 13, 2008 1. Describe the nature of classical conditioning, and show how it demonstrates associate learning. Classical conditioning is known as the type of learning that an organism has picked up and promotes a relatively permanent change in its behavior because of experiences it has endured. Classical conditioning occurs when a neutral stimulus becomes associated with an unconditioned stimulus (UCS). This ability to learn from experience is the foundation for associative learning. Associative learning is when an organism learns that certain events occur together. In other words, the organism has come to conclusion that one happens with the other. 2. Explain the process of acquisition, extinction, spontaneous recovery, generalization, and discrimination. Acquisition refers to the initial stage of learning, during which the CR is established and gradually strengthened. Extinction is the diminishing of a CR when the CS is presented without a UCS, in other words, the organism unlearns a behavior because...
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This note was uploaded on 06/17/2008 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Iforgot during the Spring '08 term at Philadelphia.
- Spring '08
- Classical Conditioning