Psychology 1000 Lecture Notes - Classical Conditioning, Syphilis, Lobotomy

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17 Nov 2011
David Molnar November 15, 2011
Psychology 1000 - Lecture 8 - Learning, Memory, and Cognition
A. learning - Chapter 7 in the textbook.
1. Definition of learning
2. Association
3. Types of Learning
a. classical conditioning
b. basic paradigm
c. related phenomena
SA 150 is where the mid term exam marks will be posted.
December 15 is the Christmas exam at 7:00 pm.
-Learning is a relatively permanent change in behavior or behavior potential due to
-Learning serves as a function from experience.
-Learning is that which may be said to have occurred when there is a change in the
probability of the specified response following the cessation of a specified stimulus
situation, excluding changes due to physical growth (maturation) and changes due to
physical or chemical alteration of the nervous system. [Jensen, 1964]
-Function of maturation:
-Imprinted response 13 to 16 hours after duckling is born it will start to follow
their mother.
-Suckling reflex when human babies are born they are able to suckle at the
-Physical alteration of the nervous system:
-Stage 4 syphilis creates physical changes such as slurred speech and shuffling
-Muhammad Ali suffers from parkinson’s type of side effects due to the fact that
he was hit in the head so many times as a boxer when he was younger.
-Chemical alteration in the nervous system:
-When a man drinks too much and the alcohol affects his nervous system he
begins to think he is funnier and much for attractive.
-Adult male birds participating in ritual dances to attract a female bird.
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