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Behavior - Behavior Extinction: the weakening of...

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Behavior Extinction : the weakening of conditioning evident when the conditioned stimulus is presented repeatedly without the unconditioned stimulus Not the Same as forgetting, it is learning to inhibit the response Spontaneous recovery may occur after a period of time John D. Watson- strong advocate of behaviorism Experiment: "Little Albert" Unconditioned stimulus- loud gong Unconditioned response- fear Conditioned stimulus- rat Conditioned response- fear Stimulus Discrimination: conditioned response does not occur to a repeated similar stimulus that has not been paired with the UCS Explaining classical conditioning- requires cognitive explanation Without cognitive concepts cant explain: observations that sometimes the response to the CS is not the same as the response to the UCS Timing issues Backward conditioning (CS follows the UCS) inhibits the response Blocking: after conditioning to one stimulus the animal does not learn an association to a simultaneously presented 2nd stimulus
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