9.27.07 Learning - Learning I. Learning and behaviorism: A...

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Learning I. Learning and behaviorism: A brief history Pavlov Skinner The neuroscience revolution: Brain mechanisms: PTSD and the amygdala II. Classical conditioning (or associative learning) Unconditioned and Conditioned Stimuli and Responses: Example Applications Fears -- Little Albert Rethinking traditional classical conditioning: Observational learning Long-delay learning III. Instrumental conditioning (or operant learning) Basic processes: shaping Fixed vs partial schedules Extinction Applications Social behaviors Token economies Pavlov- Pavlonian conditioning- associative learning where 2 concepts are connected in the organism’s mind- ring bell/dog salivating. Measured salivation in response to different stimuli. Before experiment, lab aid would bring in bucket of meat powder. Dog learned; began to associate sound of door opening with the powder salivated. B.F. Skinner – learning was active. Pavlov assumed a passive organism where stimuli impinged on individual; looking how those stimuli are
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