Chapter 6 Vocabulary - Psychology Chapter 6: Learning:...

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Psychology Chapter 6: Learning : change in an organism’s behavior or thoughts as a result of experience Habituation : process of responding less strongly over time to repeated stimuli Classical (Pavlovian or respondent) conditioning : form of learning in which animals come to respond to a previously neutral stimulus that had been paired with another stimulus that elicits an automatic response Conditioned stimulus (CS) : initially neutral stimulus Unconditioned stimulus (UCS) : stimulus that elicits an automatic response Unconditioned response (UCR) : automatic response to a nonneutral stimulus that does not need to be learned Conditioned response (CR) : response previously associated with a nonneutral stimulus that is elicited by a neutral stimulus through conditioning Acquisition : learning phase during which a conditioned response is established Extinction : gradual reduction and eventual elimination of the conditioned response after the conditioned stimulus is presented repeatedly without the unconditioned stimulus Spontaneous recovery : sudden reemergence of an extinct conditioned response after a delay in exposure to the conditioned stimulus Renewal effect : sudden reemergence of a conditioned response following extinction when an animal is returned to the environment in which the conditioned response was
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2011 for the course PYSCH 111 taught by Professor Malley during the Spring '08 term at University of Michigan.

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Chapter 6 Vocabulary - Psychology Chapter 6: Learning:...

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