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Learning - Ch 7 Introducing Psychology

by: April Sapp

Learning - Ch 7 Introducing Psychology 81067

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These notes cover chapter 7 of the Introducing Psychology textbook.
General Psychology (PSY 121)
Jason E. Strickhouser
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Psychology, learning, Intro to Psychology, pavlov's dogs, behaviorism
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Date Created: 09/19/16
Chapter 7: Learning Why do some dogs seem to know when it's dinnertime? They watch for clues, such as opening the cabinet or using a can opener, to know when it is time to eat. How does conditioned behavior change when the unconditioned stimulus is removed? The subject reacts to the conditioned stimulus even without the presence of the unconditioned stimulus. How can a change in a can opener affect a conditioned dog's response? Going from a manual to an automatic can opener might make the dog confused and unable to comprehend that it's feeding time because of the new noise. How does the role of expectation in conditioning challenge behaviorist ideas? The expectation of conditioning incorporates cognitive elements which behaviorists might disagree with because of their focus on response alone. What is the role of the amygdala in fear conditioning? The amygdala plays a role in the experience of emotion, including fear and anxiety, so the amygdala is critical for emotional conditioning. What is the relationship between behavior and reward? The behavior of an animal determines whether the animal is awarded or not based on the desired behavior. Why is reinforcement more constructive than punishment in learning desired behavior? Punishment signals that an unacceptable behavior has occurred, but it doesn't specify what should be done instead. How does the concept of delayed reinforcement relate to difficulties with quitting smoking? The longer the delay between a behavior and the administration of punishment, the less effective the punishment will be in suppressing the targeted behavior. How is the concept of extinction different in operant conditioning versus classical conditioning? Extinction is more complicated in operant conditioning because it depends on how often reinforcement is received. How does a radio station use scheduled reinforcement to keep you listening? There is a set time before the music or show on the radio comes on in between advertisements. How do ratio schedules work to keep you spending your money? An example would be a store that gives you a freebie after you buy a set number of items at regular price. How can operant conditioning produce complex behaviors? Shaping can occur in simple stages slowly being built upon in order to ultimately produce complex behaviors. How would a behaviorist explain superstitions? Superstitions are casual relationships between behaviors and unintended reinforcements. What are cognitive maps, and why are they challenging to behaviorism? A mental representation of the physical features of the environment; behaviorists would predict that the outcome of a changed path would confuse the subject, when in fact the subject found a new route. Why might a younger sibling appear to learn faster than a firstborn? Because of observational learning, which the younger sibling might be able to learn from a firstborn's mishaps. What do mirror neurons do? Contributes to observable learning by firing when watching and doing an action. How are learning and memory linked? When you repeat something you learn, you start to memorize it, and it becomes second nature in which you tend to pay less attention to the action(s) learned. Why are tasks learned implicitly difficult to explain to others? Tasks learned this way are not learned by rules, but by experience in which participants gain an intuitive sense of the task. Why does a difficult practice test have the greatest benefit? Difficult practice tests require considerable retrieval effort, which forces the mind to effectively recall information. How does taking practice tests help focus a wandering mind? It encourage people to keep focus on a lecture and engage in note taking. In what ways can JOLs (Judgments of Learning) be misleading? Becoming familiar with material to the point of the decreased need to study farther is misleading in the result of low-level processing, which results in poor performance on an exam.


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