Lecture 9 - Basic Principles of Learning (and its roots in...

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Basic Principles of Learning (and its roots in the Behaviorist Approach)
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Classical Conditioning 1. Unconditioned stimulus leads to unconditioned response. Food – salivation 2. Conditioned stimulus is paired with unconditioned stimulus. 3. After many pairings of CS + UCS, CS leads to conditioned response.
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Temporal Contiguity CS & UCS should be close together in time. Tone should signal that the food is about to come.
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What Happens When CS Is No Longer Paired with US? Do several trials of Tone-No Food Tone-No Food Tone-No Food . . .
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Responses To Other CSs Depend On Similarity To Original CS
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Discrimination CS: {} is paired with food Another stimulus: [] is presented, but not with food. Eventually, {}, and not [], will produce the CR. You will learn the distinction, and extinguish.
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Biological Preparedness & Rapid Learning… For poison!
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RAT GROUP 2 Drank saccharine water. Received radiation. Got sick several hours later. Next day: Avoided
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This note was uploaded on 10/07/2010 for the course PSY 103-02 taught by Professor Nancyfranklin during the Fall '09 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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Lecture 9 - Basic Principles of Learning (and its roots in...

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