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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCH 101
Professor
Stephanie Denison
Semester
Winter

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PSYCH 101 Date: February 11 2014 • Cognitive psychology : studying the mental act or process of knowledge acquisition (dominant perspective in the 70s) • What is it? cognitive psychology – thinking ,memory, learning, perception, language • Where did it come from? Dissatisfaction with behaviourism • ^ It’s really hard to measure and see where things are coming from. People had a really hard time measuring these things. • Why did it take so long? the computer analogy – receive -> code -> store -> output (have an information processing system) – output is some sort of behavioural outcome Learning processes • Behaviourism – the attempt to understand observable activity in terms of observable stimuli and observable responses. • Only observable behaviour can be studied. - Classical conditioning - Learning experience in which a neutral stimulus comes to elicit a reflexive response through being paired with another stimulus that already elicits that reflexive response. - Digestive reflexes and salivati
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