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Myrissa Webb
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Lecture on 9/23/16
Introduction into Psychology
Jennifer Daniels
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Myrissa Webb on Friday September 23, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSYC 2010 - 001 at Auburn University taught by Jennifer Daniels in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 4 views.


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Date Created: 09/23/16
LEARNING CONT… Ratio Schedules:  Fixed Ratio Schedule: Reinforces a response only after a specified number of responses  Variable Ratio Schedule: Reinforces a response after an unpredictable number of responses  Fixed Interval Schedule: Reinforces a response only after a specific time has elapsed (scallop effect)  Variable Interval Schedule: Reinforces a response at unpredictable time interval, which produces slow steady response Fixed Ratio Rewarded every 10th time Variable Ratio Rewarded, on average, every 10th time Fixed Interval Rewarded every 10 minutes Variable Rewarded, on average, every 10 Interval minutes Punishment  An aversive event that decreases the likelihod a begavior will occur  Positive Punishment: (spanking) doing something to them to decrease their behavior  Negative Punishment: (car keys) taking something away from them to decrease their behavior  Advantages and Disadvantages of using punishemnt Intrinsic Motivation: The desire to perform a behavior for its own sake Extrensic Motivation: The desire to perform a behavior due to promised reward or threats of punishment Aversive Conditioning: Avoiding a particular behavior or setting as a consequence of punishment in association with the given behavior or setting Premack Principle: A more desirable activity serves as a reinforcement for a less desirable one Biological Constraints: Predisposed organisms to learn associations that are naturally adaptive  Ex. Can teach a mouse to press a level for food, but cant teach a mouse ot clap its paws ?What are the main differences between classical and operant conditioning? ? Similarities?


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