Ch. 6- learning and behavioral analysis

Ch. 6- learning and behavioral analysis - • Classical...

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Ch. 6: Learning and Behavioral Analysis Part 1: Social Learning Theory What is learning? o A process by which experience leads to either a (relatively) consistent change in behavior, or a potential for change. o Learning performance distinction: what you actually learned and the observable behavior in your performance. o The only process we can observe is behavior. o We can hypothesize what is going on in your mind. Learning and Behaviorism o 4 main assumptions: 1. Determinism 2. Ineffectiveness of introspection 3. Power of the environment 4. Can be applied to animals/other species Three major kinds of learning o Classical conditioning o Operant conditioning o Social/cognitive learning
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Unformatted text preview: • Classical conditioning….or Pavlovian conditioning o Classical conditioning: a kind of learning where a behavior occurs in response to a stimulus that has become associated with a naturally significant stimulus. o Reflex: unlearned response o Unconditioned stimulus (UCS): the stimulus that elicits response naturally o Unconditioned response (UCR): the natural response to the UCS o Conditioned stimulus (CS): the stimulus that was neutral before, but then elicits a response as a result of association with the UCS o Conditioned response (CR): the response that occurs as a result of association/pairing •...
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2010 for the course PSYCH 1620 taught by Professor Hogan during the Fall '10 term at University of North Texas Health Science Center.

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