Module 21 Notes Learning- a relatively permanent change in an organism’s behavior due to experience Associative learning- learning that certain events (two stimuli, in classical conditioning) occur together Classical conditioning- a type of learning in which an organism comes to associate stimuli. A neutral stimulus that signals an unconditioned stimulus (US) begins to produce a response that anticipates and prepares for the unconditioned stimulus. Also called Pavlovian or respondent conditioning. Behaviorism- the view that psychology (1) should be an objective science that (2) studies behavior without reference to mental processes. Most research psychologists today agree with (1) but not (2) Unconditioned response (UR) - in classical conditioning, the unlearned, naturally occurring response to the unconditioned stimulus (US), such as salivation when food is in the mouth Unconditioned stimulus (US)- in classical conditioning, a stimulus that unconditionally – naturally and automatically- triggers a response. Conditioned response (CR) – in classical conditioning, the learned response to a
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