Conditioning and Learning

Conditioning and Learning - – Used dogs to study...

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Conditioning and Learning Learning: Some Key Terms Learning: Relatively permanent change in behavior due to experience Does NOT include temporary changes due to disease, maturation, injury, or drugs since these do NOT qualify as learning Reinforcement: Any event that increases the probability that a response will recur Learning: Some More Key Terms Response: Any identifiable behavior Internal: Faster heartbeat Observable: Eating, scratching Antecedents: Events that precede a response Consequences: Effects that follow a response Classical Conditioning Ivan Pavlov: Russian physiologist who initially was studying digestion
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Unformatted text preview: – Used dogs to study salivation when dogs were presented with meat powder • Also known as Pavlovian or Respondent Conditioning • Reflex: – Automatic, nonlearned response Behavioral Contracting • Behavioral Contract: – Formal agreement stating behaviors to be changed and consequences that apply; written contract • State a specific problem behavior you wish to control or a goal you wish to achieve • State the rewards you will get, privileges you will forfeit, or punishments you will get • Type the contract, sign it, and get a person you trust to sign it...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY ps 101 taught by Professor - during the Spring '10 term at Montgomery.

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