Learning Notes.docx - Psychology Notes Chapter 7 Learning What is Learning Learning the process by which experience produces a relatively enduring

Learning Notes.docx - Psychology Notes Chapter 7 Learning...

This preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 4 pages.

Psychology Notes Chapter 7: Learning What is Learning? Learning: the process by which experience produces a relatively enduring change in behaviour or capabilities Types of Learning Non-associative learning: learning that does not involve forming associations between stimuli Habituation: when repeated presentation of a stimulus leads to a reduction in response Dishabituation: when there is a recovery of attention to a novel stimulus following habituation Sensitization: when a strong stimulus results in an exaggerated response to the subsequent presentation of weaker stimuli Associative learning: learning that involves forming associations between stimuli – classical and operant Classical/Pavlovian/Respondent conditioning Two related stimuli result in a learned response UCS Unconditioned Stimulus – independently elicits a response UR Unconditioned Response – physical response elicited by unconditioned stimulus (does not need to be learned) CS Conditioned Stimulus – neutral stimulus that eventually elicits the same response as an unconditioned stimulus with which it has been paired CR Conditioned Response – physical response elicited by a conditioned stimulus; acquired through experience o Stimulus generalization: what occurs when stimuli like the original conditioned stimulus trigger the same conditioned response o Stimulus discrimination: what occurs when an organism learns to emit a specific behaviour in the presence of a conditioned stimulus, but not in the presence of stimuli like the conditioned stimulus o High order conditioning: when a previously conditioned stimulus
Image of page 1

Subscribe to view the full document.

Image of page 2
  • Fall '12
  • KrisGerhardt

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern

Ask Expert Tutors You can ask 0 bonus questions You can ask 0 questions (0 expire soon) You can ask 0 questions (will expire )
Answers in as fast as 15 minutes