Principles of Classical Conditioning

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Unformatted text preview: Principles of Classical Conditioning • Acquisition: – Training period when a response is strengthened • Higher Order Conditioning: – A conditioned stimulus is used to reinforce further learning • Expectancy: – Anticipation concerning future events or relationships More Classical Conditioning Terms • Extinction: – Weakening of a conditioned response through removal of reinforcement • Spontaneous Recovery: – Reappearance of a learned response following apparent extinction More Principles of Classical Conditioning • Stimulus Generalization: – A tendency to respond to stimuli that are similar, but not identical to, a conditioned stimulus • Example: responding to a buzzer or a hammer banging when the conditioning stimulus was a bell • Stimulus Discrimination: – The learned ability to respond differently to similar stimuli • Example: Anya will respond differently to various bells: alarms, school, timer Classical Conditioning in Humans • Phobia: – Intense, unrealistic, irrational fear of a specific situation or object •...
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