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Psychology 1000 Lecture Notes - Reinforcement, Classical Conditioning, The Latency

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PSYCH 1000

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Factors affecting conditioning
Instrumental model
Law of effect
Next time: cognitive approach
What are the factors that influence conditioning?
What is the difference between classical and instrumental conditioning?
How is behaviour maintained by its consequences?
- Talk about the cognitive approach as well.
Classical conditioning of LOVE?
Don Bryne: Reinforcement affect model
Arousing stimulus --- positive feelings positive evaluation (like music)
Neutral stimulus (stranger) like the stranger
May and Hamilton
Female students listen to: negative (classical), neutral, positive (rock)
- Rated attractiveness of male photos
While rating the men and if they had positive music, |MEN WERE RATED HIGHER| but otherwise,
negative music decreased the rating
Acquistion curves: response strength
1) Latency (CS CR)
The latency decreases; negatively accelerated.
Once you get used to the stimulus, you get used to it. You learn better first, later on, you just fine tune
your skills
2) Output measure: in the start, you don’t present much, but later on in life, and its still negatively
accelerated. Faster flattening out, better you learn
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