EDPE 300 Chapter Notes - Chapter 5: Reinforcement, Classical Conditioning, B. F. Skinner

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2+ events at same time) ie/ teacher scowls at you as they hand back your exam with a grade of d you will change your behaviour due to this. Many species of animals learn in similar ways. Used to explain emotional responses to neutral stimuli. Positive stimuli = school is a good place to be vs. negative stimuli = school is not a good place to be. Negative feedback = behaviour problems, underachievement, drop out. Generalization: phenomenon whereby individual learns a response to a particular stimulus and then makes the same response in the presence of similar stimuli. Primary means of how learners transfer what they have learned to new situations. Extinction some conditioned responses don"t last forever, some do. Extinction: eventual disappearance of a conditioned response as a result of the conditioned stimulus being repeatedly presented alone. Psychologists say to extinguish negative emotional reaction introduce stimulus slowly & gradually while student happy/relaxed.

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