Emotions

Emotions - 11/2/2010 Animal Emotions Animal Emotions Fear...

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11/2/2010 1 Animal Emotions Animal Emotions • Fear •A n x i e t y • Anger • Hatred • Happy • Secure • Successful • Passionate • Shame • Resentment • Embarrassment • Guilt • Loneliness • Boredom •E x c i t e d • Enthusiastic • Compassionate • Eager • Love • Tolerant Operant conditioning • operant conditioning: modification of behavior due to the consequences of that behavior – behaviors followed by reinforcing consequences are
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11/2/2010 2 How we apply operant conditioning 1. assign definitions to desired responses 2. teach animals the definitions using operant conditioning Goal: enable animals to communicate with us and reveal their internal states Animal preferences an animal’s preferences give a first indication of its views of the world (Dawkins) preferences can be identified through preferences can be identified through: 1. choice tests (aka preference tests) direct method 2. operant conditioning tasks indirect method
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