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What does unconditional stimulus mean?

What does unconditional stimulus mean?

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School: University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Department: Psychology
Course: General Psychology -
Professor: Alexander khaddouma
Term: Fall 2015
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Cost: 25
Name: Psyc
Description: Friday class, 2-12-16
Uploaded: 02/12/2016
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Psychology


What does unconditional stimulus mean?



2.12.16

Alex

Learning

- Change in an organisms behavior or thought as a result of experience  Classical Conditioning

- Form of learning in which an organism come to respond to a previously  neutral stimulus that has been paired with a stimulus that previously brought  out an automatic response

- Pavlov (physician, looked at dogs, assistants would go in and ring a bell every time they went in to feed them, and every time the bell rang more saliva  would be produced)

Operant Conditioning

Terminology

- Unconditional stimulus (without training)

∙ Something that elicits an automatic response (e.g. food)

- Unconditional response  

∙ Automatic response to an unconditioned stimulus that does not need  to be learned (e.g. tummy rumbling, salivation, feeling hungry)


What does unconditional response mean?



- Conditioned stimulus  If you want to learn more check out How is temporal isolation different from behavioral isolation?

∙ Something that comes to elicit automatic response after becoming  associated with unconditioned stimulus

- Conditioned response  

∙ Response to unconditioned stimulus that is now elicited by conditioned stimulus  We also discuss several other topics like How does natural variation of inherited characteristics occur in a population?

Classical Conditioning  

- Acquisition

∙ Learning

∙ Pairing stimulus and response together  We also discuss several other topics like What is the role of the celestial sphere on the earth axis?

- Spontaneous Recovery  

∙ When the conditioned response to a conditioned stimulus comes back  after a delay in exposure If you want to learn more check out What is the solow model in economics?

∙ E.g. smells that trigger memories or feelings  

- Renewal Effect

∙ When the conditioned response to a conditioned stimulus comes back  when organism is placed in original environment in which learning  occurred  


What does conditioned stimulus mean?



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∙ E.g. old feelings returning when back home, better test performance in  familiar environment

- Stimulus Generalization

∙ Things that look like conditioned stimulus elicit conditioned response  without training  

- Stimulus Discrimination

∙ Ability to differentiate between conditioned stimulus and similar stimuli - Higher Order Conditioning  

∙ Pairing conditioned stimulus with other stimuli which come to elicit  conditioned response

∙ Weaker conditioned response the higher-order you go ∙ Most organisms top out at a fourth- order conditioning ∙ E.g. 1. Food= US, 2. Blue= CS, 3. Red= CS, 4. Yellow=CS

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