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psychology of learning

by: Renee Kisic

psychology of learning 407

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Principles of Learning
Dr. Bernard Albiniak
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Renee Kisic on Sunday September 25, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to 407 at Coastal Carolina University taught by Dr. Bernard Albiniak in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 7 views. For similar materials see Principles of Learning in Psychology at Coastal Carolina University.


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Date Created: 09/25/16
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Chapter 3 Elicited Behaviors and Classical Conditioning • elicited behaviors: automatic response (involuntary) -reflexes -fixed action patterns (FAP) -classical conditioning -ex: sneezing at a color, Pavlovs dogs, pupil dilation/constriction, peristalsis (movement of food through digestive system), vomiting, penis erection -eyeblink is NOT elicited behavior if purposefully blink • emitted behaviors: voluntary behavior -operant conditioning *nervous systems: somatic-voluntary autonomic-involuntary 1 Friday, September 23, 2016 Chapter 3 Reflexes • somatic (skeletal muscles) • autonomic (smooth muscles) • reflex arc: sensory receptor—>sensory neuron in spinal cord—>interneuron—>motor neuron—>effector • flexion reflex: moving away from danger (ex: moving hand away from hot stove) .01 seconds • every reflex has its own circuit • Shiavo: only reflex nations from lower brain stem • fixed action pattern (FAP): an instinctive behavioral response triggered by a very specific stimulus. Once triggered, the FAP cannot be stopped, but must play out to completion. ex: three spend stickleback fish; when it is threatened or mating, has special ritual dances to go through • what is the difference between a reflex and FAP? FAP is longer and it has to be finished once started. • stimulus that provokes FAP: sign stimulus • simples learning examples: - habituation: when animals learn to ignore stimulus (not permanent) - sensitization: when animals learn to become overly sensitive to stimulus 1


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