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Chapter7 - Chapter 7: Learning and Conditioning Learning: a...

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Chapter 7: Learning and Conditioning Learning: a relatively permanent change in behavior that occurs through practice or experience. Reflexes: behaviors we are born with (innate); they are not learned. They are automatic stimulus-response connections that are “hard-wired” into the brain. o Salivation in response to food. o Nausea in response to bad food. o Shivering in response to low temperature. o Coughing in response to the throat’s being clogged. o Pupil constriction in response to light. o Emotion Classical Conditioning o Pavlov, Watson o Definition: “A conditioning process in which an originally neutral stimulus, by repeated pairing with a stimulus that normally elicits a response, comes to elicit a similar or even identical response. o Ex: Dog Sight of Food Salivation Reflex Unconditioned Stimulus Unconditioned Response Ring Bell (Conditioned Stimulus) prior to showing food, dog will begin to associated the ringing of a bell with the sight of
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