Types of Conditioning and Learning

Types of Conditioning and Learning - GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY...

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GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY Professor Azimi CHAPTER SEVEN: LEARNING AND CONDITIONING I. Definition:::: -Learning is defined as relatively permanent change in behavior as result of ex- perience and practice. -Behavior changes due to maturation (change over time period) are not included in this definition. -Verbal learning involves learning verbal tasks. -Performance learning involves performance tasks learned through practice. II. Various Types of Learning : 1. Classical conditioning 2. Operant (instrumental) conditioning 3. Cognitive conditioning 4. Observation conditioning 1 -- Classical Condition -Previously neutral stimulus becomes associated with another stimulus through repeated pairing with that stimulus. -Study began in early 20th century with Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov. -Initial experiment= Pavlov placed meat powder in dog s dish. -Then turned on light few times followed by food to create associative learning. -When light turned on, dog still salivated to light.(called classical conditioning)
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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.

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