M17Classical-1 - Module 17: CLASSICAL CONDITIONING...

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Module 17: CLASSICAL CONDITIONING INTRODUCTION I. Learning—A relatively permanent change in behavior due to experience a. Some behaviors are relatively instinctive and unchangeable b. But in most animals, at least some behavior can be modified by experience c. Habituation—A decrease in responsiveness following a weak or neutral stimulus d. Sensitization: an enhancement of responsiveness following exposure to a strong or noxious stimulus II. Associative learning—learning about relationships between stimuli a. Classical conditioning b. Operant conditioning c. Observational learning CLASSICAL CONDITIONING I. Pavlov’s experiments a. Measuring salivation in dogs b. Pavlov’s classical experiment i. Unconditioned stimulus (US or UCS) ii. Unconditioned response (UR or UCR) iii. Conditioned stimulus (CS) iv. Conditioned response (CR) II. Basic principles a. Acquisition i. Initial learning of response ii. Four temporal relationships between the US and CS in classical conditioning 1. Delay—CS starts before US and remain on till US is off
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2011 for the course PSYCH 100 taught by Professor Burnstein during the Spring '10 term at UCSB.

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M17Classical-1 - Module 17: CLASSICAL CONDITIONING...

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