Psy 101Feb 14-Learning

Psy 101Feb 14-Learning - Learning-a process that results in...

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Learning- a process that results in a relatively permanent change in an organism’s behavior or behavior potential due to experience. Classical (Pavlovian) conditioning- a basic form of learning in which the occurrence of one stimulus or event predicts the occurrence of another stimulus. Behaviorism -emphasizes observable data, John Watson Association -we learn by association, our minds naturally connect events that occur in sequence. Associative learning-learning that two events occur together. Ivan Pavlov- 1849-1936, Russian physician/neurophysiologist, Nobel price in 1904, studied digestive secretions. Pavlov’s apparatus-devised a way to measure saliva secretion in dogs. Unconditional stimulus -stimulus that unconditionally (automatically) triggers a response Unconditional response -unlearned response to the unconditioned stimulus Conditioned stimulus -originally irrelevant stimulus that after association with an unconditioned stimulus becomes a trigger to a conditioned response Conditioned response -learned response to a previously neutral conditioned stimulus Acquisition- the initial stage in classical conditioning, that phase association a neutral
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Jackson during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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Psy 101Feb 14-Learning - Learning-a process that results in...

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