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PSYC:1001-002 General Psychology, week 5 notes

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PSYC:1001-002 General Psychology, week 5 notes PSYC 1001-002

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General Psychology (Lecture)
Jennifer Stratford
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Jenna Notetaker on Thursday September 22, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSYC 1001-002 at University of Colorado at Boulder taught by Jennifer Stratford in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 135 views. For similar materials see General Psychology (Lecture) in Psychology (PSYC) at University of Colorado at Boulder.


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Date Created: 09/22/16
Intro. To Psychology Week 5 Memory allows learning and being able to recall the learned information  Dynamic (unpredictable) world­ no learning Fixed world­ no learning Intermediate world­ learning helps us adapt to a world that is both dynamic and fixed  People with memory loss have intact implicit learning but impaired explicit learning (different  brain regions are active during implicate vs explicit learning) Stimulus­response association­ association between environmental stimulus and behavioral  response  2 main forms: 1. Classical conditioning­ natural associated with neutral 2. Operant conditioning­ reinforcement or punishment Ivan Pavlov 1849 to 1936­ classical conditioning Unconditioned stimulus­ environmental stimulus that elicits a naturally occurring  reaction Unconditioned stimulus­ stimulus that initially does not produce a response  Conditioned response­ reaction produced by the conditioned response that is the same as  the unconditioned response  2 phases: 1. Acquisition­ CS and the US are presented together 2. Extinction­ gradual elimination of learned response when the US is no longer  presented Spontaneous recovery­ tendency of a learned behavior to recover from extinction after a rest  period Second­order conditioning­ a new US becomes associated with a CS from previous study and  elicits same CR Discrimination­ capacity to distinguish between similar but distinct stimulus Generalization­ a slightly different stimulus causes CR even though the CS is slightly different  from the original one during the acquisition Cerebellum­ helps coordinate the conditioned response Hippocampus­ storage of the memory of the learned condition Amygdala­ bridge between behavioral and physiological responses 


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