PSYC 1000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Little Albert Experiment, Classical Conditioning, Immunology

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Process of acquiring new and relatively enduring information or behaviours. Learning to expect and prepare for events. Learning to associate ones behaviour to consequences. Learning to repeat actions to obtain rewards or avoid punishment. Accidently discovered classical conditioning in dogs salivary responses. Neutral stimulus+ unconditioned stimulus unconditioned response- dog salivates. With raynor conditioned baby to associate white rats (cs) with loud noise (us) to fear them (cr) The initial learning of the stimulus- response relationship. As the ns and us and paired more often, the cr becomes stronger. The diminished cr when an us no longer follows the cs. Spontaneous recovery: the reappearance of a weakened cr after a pause. Higher order conditioning: a procedure in which the cs in one experience is paired with a different ns to create a second cs ( white rats paired with puppet). Generalization: the tendency to respond in a similar way to the stimuli similar to the cs (cat with broom)

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