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Unformatted text preview: : Learned ability to distinguish between a conditioned stimulus and other stimuli that do not signal an UCS. Example: Other words that dont sound like can elicit no or different responses than the CR. Extinction : The diminishing of a CR. Happens when an UCS does not follow a CS. Example: Can spoken several times without a squirt and, over time, the person fails to squint Reconditioning : Fewer trials are needed to elicit a reliable CR Operant Conditioning Animal tricks, crime and punishment, studying and grades, taking aspirin to relieve a headache, saying please etc. etc. Law of Effect : If a response is made in the presence of a particular stimulus and is rewarded, that response is more likely in the future. Example: Drunk driving and not getting caught B.F. Skinner: How is behavior changed by its consequences? The environment = RAT MAZE...
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- Fall '08