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Unformatted text preview: GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY Professor Azimi -- Fall 2008 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY NOTES TWO PERSPECTIVES ON LEARNING: 1.Acquisition of new behavior (work of Pavlov and conditioning) 2.Acquisition of new information-We learn new behaviors through many different processes.-(identi¡cation) = mimicry of behavior displayed by others (usually parents,other role models)-(classical conditioning) = Pavlov ’ s experiment US(unconditional stimulus)=Putting meat in front of dogs UR(unconditioned response=Dog salivated CS(conditional stimulus)=Rang bell when dog was given meat. CR(conditional response)=Dog salivates when bell rings. OPERANT CONDITIONING-use of reinforcement/punishment to either bring out a behavior or remove one- (Example:) Fall asleep, get desk tipped over (positive reinforcement)- (Example:) Talk during class, get cookie taken away (negative reinforcement)- Has a serious effect on how we learn information, especially in school....
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2011 for the course PSY 2012H taught by Professor Azimi during the Fall '08 term at University of Central Florida.
- Fall '08