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Chapter 6

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Department
Psychology
Course
PS102
Professor
Joanne Lee
Semester
Winter

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Chapter 6­ learning  Learning­ is any relatively durable change in behavior or knowledge that is due to  experience  Phobias­irrational fears of specific objects or situations ­ Are often the result of another learning process termed classical conditioning  ­ Can be treated Conditioning­ involves learning connections between events that occur in an organism’s  environment  ­ E.g) eating chicken & having success hitting a baseball Classical condition:   Classical Conditioning­ is a type of learning in which a stimulus acquires the capacity to  evoke a response that was originally evoked by another stimulus.  ­First described by Ivan Pavlov around 1900  ­ “Conditioning” comes from Pavlov’s determination to discover the  “conditions” that produce this kind of learning  ­Did a study using dogs, bells and food and seeing how much they salivate** read in  slides about his conclusion  The UNCONDITIONED STIMULUS (UCS) –is a stimulus that evokes an  unconditioned response without previous conditioning. The UNCONDITIONED RESPONSE (UR)­ is an unlearned reaction to an  unconditioned stimulus that occurs without previous conditioning.  The CONDITIONED STIMULUS (CS)­ is a previously neutral stimulus that has,  through conditioning, acquired the capacity to evoke a conditioned response.  The CONDITIONED RESPONSE (CR)­ is a learned reaction to a conditioned
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