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Exam II Book Notes - Chapter 7: Learning Classical...

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Chapter 7: Learning 09/10/2007 22:15:00 Classical Conditioning Acquisition o Acquisition –  initial learning The initial stage in classical conditioning; the phase associating  a neutral stimulus with an unconditioned stimulus so that the  neutral stimulus comes to elicit a conditioned response. In  operant conditioning, the strengthening of a reinforced  response. o To understand acquisition, Pavlov had to confront the question of  timing How much time should elapse between presenting the neutral  stimulus and unconditioned stimulus? Not Much Would conditioning occur if the food (US) appeared before the  tone (CS) rather than after? Not likely Conditioning seldom occurs when the CS follows  the US. o Thus, classical conditioning is biologically  adaptive, because it helps organisms  prepare  for good or bad events. o
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course PSY 301 taught by Professor Pennebaker during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas.

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