Learning pysc 2000

Learning pysc 2000 - PSYC 2000 Learning How Do We Learn? We...

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Unformatted text preview: PSYC 2000 Learning How Do We Learn? We learn from experience Adaptability-our capacity to learn new behaviors that help us cope with changing circumstances We learn by associationwe associate behaviors with context, eventually becomes automatic and triggers a habitual response Conditioning is the process of learning associations Learning: Brief Overview A relatively permanent change in an organisms behavior due to experience Component of Behaviorism Objective science Study behavior without reference to mental processes Associative Learning Learning that certain events occur together E.g., when the sky is dark, it is going to rain 2 Types: Classical Conditioning Operant Conditioning Stimulus-Stimulus Learning Learning to associate one stimulus with another (Classical Conditioning) Example: Behavior-Consequence Learning Learning to associate a response (behavior) and its consequences (Operant Conditioning) We repeat acts followed by good results and avoid acts followed by bad results Todays Class Classical Conditioning Learning by Observation Module 23 Classical Conditioning Classical Conditioning A type of associative learning One learns to link two or more stimuli and anticipate events Ivan Pavlov Russian physiologist Researching digestion in dogs Noticed that dog salivated when food was placed in its mouth, but also at the mere presence of the experimenter and sound of footsteps Psychic secretions Pavlovs Experiments Classical Conditioning Experiment Attached tube to a dogs mouth to measure precisely the dogs salivation....
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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2011 for the course PYSC 2000 taught by Professor Munson during the Fall '10 term at LSU.

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Learning pysc 2000 - PSYC 2000 Learning How Do We Learn? We...

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