Exam 1 Study Guide 2011

Exam 1 Study Guide 2011 - Fall 2011 Psyc 400 Learning and...

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Fall 2011 Psyc 400 Learning and Memory Exam 1 Study Guide Chapters 1-6 Chapter 1 1. Describe the contributions to the study of learning made by the following individuals: René Descartes, John Locke, Hermann Ebbinghaus, and Ivan Pavlov. 2. Compare the nativist and empiricist positions in terms of the study of learning. 3. Compare the research of Ivan Pavlov and Hermann Ebbinghaus. What do the two lines of investigation have in common? 4. Why is the study of learning an experimental science, as opposed to observational? 5. Describe reasons for behavioral change that are not considered to be learning, and why they fail to meet the definition of learning. Chapters 2 and 3 1. What events constitute a reflex? Describe the neural pathway of the reflex arc. 2. Compare and contrast habituation and sensitization effects. What is the stimulus- specificity of each? 3. How does the dual-process theory account for habituation effects? Sensitization effects? Explain using an example of a habituation or sensitization study from the
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