learning & motivation- lab summary 2

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Susan Martinez October 19, 2010 Learning and Motivation Lab Ralitsa Konstantinova Tuesday 6:00 – 7:50 P.M. Lab Summary 2 The four factors that impact the course of learning include the conditioned stimulus, unconditioned stimulus, contiguity, and the conditioned response. The intensity of the conditioned stimulus impacts learning and the association made, depending on whether it is a high intensity, medium intensity, and low intensity. The unconditioned stimulus plays a factor in the impact of the experiment because it depends on whether it is a pleasant or unpleasant stimulus, and how intense that stimulus it is. Then, contiguity impacts the learning process, because learning is dependent upon which stimuli is presented first, whether it is the conditioned or unconditioned stimulus, and the time in between the presentation of both stimuli. The conditioned response reflects whether learning has occurred because depending on the procedure and the contiguity, the experimenter is able to notice the change in behavior. The conditioned stimulus is the stimulus usually presented before the unconditioned stimulus, and is expected to be learned and associated with the unconditioned stimulus. It is usually a novel stimulus that would not naturally occur in the subject’s environment. The
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