Respondent Conditioning (Chapter 4 Notes)

Respondent Conditioning (Chapter 4 Notes) - 11-23-09:...

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Background We've introduced the topic of respondent conditioning (see lectures on evolution and elicited behavior) Respondent conditioning is synonymous with Pavlovian conditioning and Classical conditioning Pavlov's experiments with dogs, during which he measured salivation Bell repeatedly signaled food in the mouth of a deprived dog, salivation was (eventually) elicited by the stimulus (bell) and the food. In point of fact, it was probably not a bell, but a metronome, see subsequent video. Stuffed Dog: If the saliva doesn't re-enter the stomach, more saliva was created Given a level of deprivation, salivation is more likely When we think of respondent conditioning, we think of 1 experiment in particular Respondent conditioning is an instance of stimulus control applied to stimulus presentations, not consequential operations (KNOW THIS EXACTLY) Stated differently, it's focused on the front end. Whereas the consequential manipulations we discussed (Skinner's work) focused on both, antecedent stimuli (e.g., a green light) and the consequential stimuli (e.g., food after 50 responses) Definition (Vocabulary) Respondent Conditioning: Process whereby a neutral stimulus (NS) acquires characteristics of an unconditional stimulus (US) The procedure (operation) involves simple pairing Green light can be, depends on context Bell What are some examples? (NOTE our examples always depend on context)
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