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Psychology 2210A/B
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Intro to Animal CognitionREADING NOTESChap 3Habituation and sensitization are the most simplest and common behaviour changes Descartes thought two things1Intensity of reflexes is related to the intensity of the stimulus1Reflexes will always occur when stimulus is present Increased responsesensitization decreased responsehabituationoHelps us avoid wasting effort efficiency Orienting response orientturn towards new stimuli Vigor of elicited response determined by motivationSequence of elicited response determined by behaviour system structureTarget range for physiological systems homeostatic leveloAchieved by opposite forces opponent processes Can have sustained sensitization with the startle response to loud noise Long term habituation is learning short term habituation isnt learning Variables affecting habituationStimulus changeoHabituation is specific to the particular stimulusoStimulus genera
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