Classical Conditioning

Classical Conditioning - Classical Conditioning 2. Describe...

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Classical Conditioning 2. Describe the general process of classical conditioning as demonstrated by Pavlov's experiments. Pavlov would repeatedly present a neutral stimulus (such as a tone) just before an unconditioned stimulus (UCS), such as food, which triggered the unconditioned response (UCR) of salivation. After several repetitions, the tone alone (now the conditioned stimulus [CS]) began triggering a conditioned response (CR, salivation). As Pavlov demonstrated, classical conditioning involves respondent behavior-reflexive behavior that occurs as an automatic response to some stimulus. 1. Explain the processes of acquisition, extinction, spontaneous recovery, generalization, and discrimination. Responses are acquired, initially learned, best when the CS is presented half a second before the UCS. Conditioned responses weaken if they are not reinforced (extinction), but they may reappear after a rest (spontaneous recovery). Furthermore, responses may be triggered by stimuli similar to the conditioned stimulus (generalization), but
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