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Lecture 20

PSY 1200 Lecture 20: Module 20

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Department
Psychology (A&S)
Course Code
PSY-1200
Professor
Sandberg Elisabeth

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Friday, September 30, 2016
General Psychology
Basic Learning Concepts and Classical Conditioning
-How Do We Learn?
What is learning, and what are some basic forms of learning?
-psychologist define learning as the processing of acquiring new and relatively
enduring information or behaviors
-learning allows humans to adapt to environment
-classical conditioning
when we learn to expect/prepare for events such as pain or food
-operant conditioning
when we learn to repeat acts that bring wanted results and stop behaviors that
bring unwanted results
-cognitive learning
learning through others and through language things we have neither
experienced nor observed
-we learn through association
this happens subtly
feed our habitual behaviors
-we repeat behaviors in a given context
eating popcorn in a movie theater
complex animals can learn to associate their own behavior with its own
outcomes
-linking two events that occur close together is known as associate learning
-learning associations is called conditioning
-classical conditioning is learning to associate two stimuli and leading
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find more resources at oneclass.com Friday, September 30, 2016 General Psychology Basic Learning Concepts and Classical Conditioning - How Do We Learn? What is learning, and what are some basic forms of learning? • - psychologist define learning as the processing of acquiring new and relatively enduring information or behaviors - learning allows humans to adapt to environment - classical conditioning • when we learn to expect/prepare for events such as pain or food - operant conditioning • when we learn to repeat acts that bring wanted results and stop behaviors that bring unwanted results - cognitive learning • learning through others and through language things we have neither experienced nor observed - we learn through association this happens subtly • • feed our habitual behaviors -
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