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Lecture 6

Lecture 6

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LECTURE 6February 8 2010Learning LearningLearning refers to an enduring change in the way an organism responds based on its experience distinct fromdrug effects caffeineinduced jitters are not learningfatigue or illness Three assumptions of learning theoriesresponses are learned rather than innatelearning is adaptive our experiments can uncover the laws of learningthese laws will apply to animals and to humans Classical conditioningThe Russian psychologist Pavlov noted that reflexive salivation in dogs could be elicited by stimuli associated with feedingReflex response that is reliably elicited by a stimulusfood elicits salivation air puff elicits eye blinkReflexive stimulus and response are unconditioned Neutral stimulus is referred to as the conditioned
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