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PSYCO104 Lecture Notes - Habituation, Classical Conditioning, Reflex Arc


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYCO104
Professor
Blaine Mullins

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Psychology
Chapter 6: Learning
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How does NS learn? How does this pertain to human behavior.
1. What is “learning?”
Learning is not just acquiring new
behaviours.
Learning does not necessarily involve
special training.
2
Stuff we learn without conious efford.
Conscious effort/work: pysics/dance/read
-Learning involves getting RID of UNWANTED behaivour ie.quitting smoking
1. What is “learning?”
Learning: an enduring change in the
mechanisms of behavior involving specific
stimuli and or responses that result from
prior experience with similar stimuli and
responses.
3
Not just any kind of change- must retain that change. Touch stove 1, never touch
again (not continue to touch)
Must result from our experience from specific stimulus and response
ie.stove=hot
No mention of conciousness=allows us to test learning on animals/machine