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Unformatted text preview: Theories of Association in Classical Conditioning The traditional theory of learning in classical conditioning is that of Stimulus Substitution or stimulus response association. In this model it is believed the conditioned stimulus is associated with the action taken in the unconditioned response, and thus, brings about a replication of the unconditioned response in the form of the conditioned response. (pp. 73-74) US UR/CR CS Path of association (learning) An alternative theory of association, however, may be found in Stimulus Stimulus association. In this theory the primary association takes place not between a stimulus and a response directly, but between one stimulus and another. Let us call these stimuli A and B. Once Stimulus B is associated with stimulus A, it will thereby elicit a comparable reaction to stimulus A which becomes the CR. (pp. 80) US UR/CR Path of association (learning) CS While the text does not directly state this, these two different models of association seem...
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This essay was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSYC 410 taught by Professor Martinvanslyck during the Spring '05 term at VCU.
- Spring '05
- Classical Conditioning