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Flash Cards Psych - the plane, I hardly reacted to them...

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Learning Any relatively permanent change in the way an organism responds based on its experience. Reflex Behavior that is elicited automatically by an environmental stimulus. EX: knee-jerk reflex elicited by a doctor’s rubber hammer. Stimulus An object or event in the environment that elicits a response in an organism. Habituation Refers to the decreasing strength of a response after repeated presentation of the stimulus. EX: RMK used to live very close to an airport and at 1 st notice every plane as it approached the runway. Within a month, however, with repeated exposures to the sounds of
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Unformatted text preview: the plane, I hardly reacted to them anymore. Laws of Association First proposed by Aristotle, basic principles used to account for learning and memory that describe the conditions under which one thought becomes connected or associated with another. Law of Contiguity Proposes that 2 events will become connected in the mind if they are experienced close together in time. EX: thunder and lightening Law of Similarity States that objects that resemble each other (such as 2 people with similar faces) are likely to become associated....
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This note was uploaded on 12/20/2010 for the course PSYCHLOGY 830 taught by Professor Jacobs during the Spring '09 term at Rutgers.

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