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Week 3 CLASSIC CONDITIONING TWO TYPES OF UNCONSCIOUS LEARNING Classic Conditioning Learning that one event accurately and reliably predicts the occurrence of a second event. Associate two related events Ivan Pavlov, late 1800’s Classic Conditioning is also known as “Pavlovian Conditioning” Interested in the state of digestion, made observation that dogs began to salivate even before the food went into their mouth. His experiment: The sound of a metronome signaled to a dog that food was about to be delivered. Conditional upon training because following training, a dog would begin to salivate to the sound of metronome alone ( CONDITIONAL REFLEX ) He was studying a CONTINGENT relationship, one leads to another - Signal leads to Event. Contingencies: When one stimulus reliably predicts the presentation of another. (i.e lightning means a thunderstorm is coming) Just a mere sight of a lemon can cause your mouth to water Contingencies are beneficial for survival If an antelope sees a predator too late, he might not have enough time to escape but if he can associate the predator with sound or smell, he can flee. Instrumental Conditioning Actions and Consequences Classical Conditioning Trials - A lot of learning occurs quickly, and then rate of learning slows over time. COMPONENTS OF CLASSIC CONDITIONING Unconditional Stimulus (US) Occurs naturally, prior to learning e.g Food placed in your mouth would naturally generate a response without any training The Conditional Stimulus (CS) Paired with an unconditioned
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