PSYCH 100 Pavlov Article Notes

PSYCH 100 Pavlov Article Notes - Psychology 100 Article...

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Psychology 100 Article Notes It’s Not Just About Salivating Dogs! By I.P. Pavlov Classical conditioning theory of learning was developed 100 years ago in Russia by Ivan Pavlov His studies involved the use of dogs as subjects for studying the role of salivation in digestion Found that dogs salivated more when dry food was presented to them than when wet food was presented Found this to be a reflex, which is a response that ours automatically to a specific stimulus without the need for any learning Theoretical Propositions Pavlov theorized that the dogs had learned from their experience in the lab to respond to certain signals These signal stimuli do not naturally produce saliva, but when associating them with being fed, the dogs would salivate Unconditional reflexes are inborn and automatic, require no learning, and are generally the same for all members of a species Conditional reflexes are acquired through experience or learning and may vary a great deal among individual members of a species
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2008 for the course PSYCH 100 taught by Professor Cave during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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