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Psych 1101 Ch5 Notes

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These notes cover everything that we've gone over in class this week.
Elementary Psycology
Kara A. Dyckman
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psych, Pschychology, psych1101
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Date Created: 09/23/16
Psych 1101 Ch5-Learning >Enduring change of behavior or thinking due to past experiences Three Types of Learning >Classical Conditioning: the association of two different stimuli >Operant Conditioning: connections made from behaviors and consequences >Observational Learning: watching and imitating the behavior of others Classical Conditioning >Unconditioned Stimulus (US) Unconditioned Response (UR) -Ex from Pavlov’s experiments: Present a dog food Dog salivates >Neutral Stimulus (NS) Unconditioned Response (UR) -Ex from Pavlov’s experiments: Ticking metronome Dog salivates Acquisition Phase >Unconditioned Stimulus + Neutral Stimulus Unconditioned Response Repeated pairing >Conditioned Stimulus (CS) Conditioned Response (CR) >Pavlov was one of the founders on the concept of conditioning. He experimented specifically on classical conditioning. >Generalization: a stimulus similar to the conditioned stimulus causes a conditioned response >Discrimination: the ability to know the difference between conditioned stimulus and different stimuli >Extinction: association between conditioned stimulus and conditioned response goes away >Spontaneous Recovery: reappearance of a conditioned response after extinction >Classical conditioning is involuntary and is the repeated pairing of different stimuli Higher Order Conditioning Conditioned Stimulus Conditioned Response Conditioned Stimulus + 2 Neutral Stimulus (NS2) Conditioned Response The Shaping of Behavior >Operant Conditioning: Behaviors/Voluntary actions are associated with their consequences -Voluntary -Repeated pairing of behaviors to their consequences The Law of Effect >If you are rewarded for a certain behavior, you are more likely to continue to do that behavior >Thorndike was one of the first scientists to study this law using a puzzle box for his experiments B.F. Skinner >Radical Behaviorist >One of the most influential psychologists of all time Learning Through Operant Conditioning >Shaping: the use of reinforcers to form a certain, complex behavior >Successive Approximations: rewarded for doing actions that get closer to desired behavior Reinforcement >Increase behavior -Positive Reinforcer: the addition of something good following a behavior -Negative Reinforcer: taking away something bad following a behavior ***The goal of reinforcement is to increase behavior/make a behavior more likely to occur*** Categories of Reinforcers >Primary Reinforcers: innate; satisfies biological needs >Secondary Reinforcers: do not satisfy biological needs; can come from primary reinforcers Reinforcement Schedules >Continuous Reinforcement: reinforcement is given every time following a behavior >Partial Reinforcement: reinforcement is given intermittently, not every time, following a behavior Partial Reinforcement >Number of Repetitions -Fixed-Ratio Schedule: behavior must be done a certain amount of time (predetermined) before receiving reinforcement -Variable-Ratio Schedule: amount of times a behavior must be done to receive reinforcement changes from trial to trial- average number of behaviors >Amount of Time -Fixed-Interval Schedule: behavior is reinforced after a certain amount of time/interval -Variable-Interval Schedule: behavior is reinforced after a certain interval- varies from trial to trial Punishment >Decrease behavior -Positive Punishment: the addition of something bad following bad behavior -Negative Punishment: taking away something good following bad behavior ***The goal of punishment is to either stop or decrease a behavior*** Observational Learning (Social Learning) >Watching and imitating the behavior of others >Bandura concluded that these 4 things need to be happening for observational learning to occur: 1. Pay attention 2. Remember 3. Be capable of performing 4. Be motivated >TV and other media can influence people’s behavior in positive or negative ways Latent Learning >Learning is done without awareness >No reinforcement >May not be evident until it is needed -Ex: A study was conducted where rats, separated into 3 groups, learned to navigate a maze -Group 1: Continuous reinforcement -Group 2: No reinforcement -Group 3: Reinforcement starts on Day 11- After day 11, the error rate was lower than those with continuous reinforcement


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