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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCH 101
Professor
Richard Ennis
Semester
Fall

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October 8 2013 Learning Associations John Locke - disociationist -we come into the world as a blank slate and experiences help determine behaviour patterns/personality. - "tabula rassa" Contiguity Learning "things that go together" Ivan Pavlov • Physiologist • found different foods produced different secretions • called psychic secretions because the dog would salivate even before he ate the food -this turned into classical conditioning: us= unconditioned stimulus (existing stimulus ) ur = unconditioned respnse ns = neutral stimulus cs = when paired it now becomes conditioned stimulus cr= conditioned response extinction - loss of cr spontaneous recovery - reacusation of pairing [Type text] [Type text] [Type text] Acquisition - paring us + cs Extinction - us alone 1. Generalization - conditioned responses triggered by related stimuli 2. Discrimination - learned ability to response only to specific stimuli Watson - father of behaviourism - does the little albert experiment Contingency Learning Thorndike - focussed on the behaviours we do and the consequences (law of effect) with the cats If i find myself in the same situation, i will parallel it with being good. moreover if its a bad state then contingent links are made with those situations/actions Skinner - used law of effect to train pigeons. by controlling outcomes we can ex. supply a consequence applying October 8 2013
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