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begin midterm 2 lecture 7

begin midterm 2 lecture 7 - Behaviorism • Watson •...

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Zeitgeist Psychology is only a mental processes Nature rather than nurture o In genes and ancestors o Eugenics- practice when indy were thought to behave in certain ways based on race Learning theory o Based on tablula rasa- Blank slate o All nurture Learning: change in an organism’s behavior or thought as a result or experience Non-associative learning Habituation- changing stimulus—decreased response Sensitization- increase responsiveness
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Unformatted text preview: Behaviorism • Watson • Study of directly observable behaviors only o Explain all behavior though learning (experience) Study hard—get A positive reinforcement Brush calvin—get bitten positive punishment Break curfew—grounded negative punishment Take aspirin—remove headache negative reinforcement Classical vs operant conditioning Classical- reflexive, passive, inescapable for learner, no motivation...
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