Module 13 Association • Connect events that occur in sequence • Behaviorism- study of behavior (how do individuals learn and directly observable behavior) Classical Conditioning • Ivan Pavlov was the first behaviorist who was a Russian physiologist. He studied the saliva break down of animals. While measuring the saliva the dogs had, he noticed that the dogs were salivating just by seeing the food. He thought the body was preparing for the food. The dogs start salivating by the sound of a bell. He saw that there was an association being made. They learned that there was a bell which meant food. It is an example of classical conditioning meaning learning. • The food is called the unconditioned stimulus which produces an unconditioned response (the saliva). A neutral stimulus produces no salivation response (bell). Learning does not to occur to salivate while eating. • During conditioning or learning the unconditioned stimulus (food) is repeatedly presented just after the neural stimulus. The unconditioned stimulus continues to
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