New User Special Price Expires in

Let's log you in.

Sign in with Facebook


Don't have a StudySoup account? Create one here!


Create a StudySoup account

Be part of our community, it's free to join!

Sign up with Facebook


Create your account
By creating an account you agree to StudySoup's terms and conditions and privacy policy

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

Chapter 5 Learning intro to Psychology

by: Carmyn L Watkins

Chapter 5 Learning intro to Psychology PSYC 101 008

Marketplace > Ivy Tech Community College > PSYC 101 008 > Chapter 5 Learning intro to Psychology
Carmyn L Watkins
Ivy Tech Community College
GPA 3.0

Preview These Notes for FREE

Get a free preview of these Notes, just enter your email below.

Unlock Preview
Unlock Preview

Preview these materials now for free

Why put in your email? Get access to more of this material and other relevant free materials for your school

View Preview

About this Document

These notes cover what we went over in this past class, for chapter 5 which includes classical conditioning, operant conditioning, and different types of reinforcers and punishments.
Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology
Terrance Kinnard
Class Notes
Intro to Psychology
25 ?




Popular in Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology

Popular in Department

This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Carmyn L Watkins on Wednesday September 28, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSYC 101 008 at Ivy Tech Community College taught by Terrance Kinnard in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 4 views.

Similar to PSYC 101 008 at Ivy Tech Community College

Popular in Subject


Reviews for Chapter 5 Learning intro to Psychology


Report this Material


What is Karma?


Karma is the currency of StudySoup.

You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!

Date Created: 09/28/16
Learning, Chapter 5. September 27, 2016 Behavior School- John Watson, B.F. Skinner, and Ivan Pavlov  Least concerned about feelings and mental processes  Change behavior, change your actions Punisher- extinguishes behavior, timing is important  Further removed, less effect Reinforced- encourage behavior, strengthen behavior Negative- turning in homework -Not putting on seatbelt and your car dings. Classical conditioning- define, designed to create new behavior Ivan Pavlov- studied digestion in dogs  Dogs would salivate before they were given food  He came upon this finding completely by accident  Triggered by sound, lights etc. Conditioned stimulus naturally causes conditioned response Food Saliva Unconditioned stimulus + Conditioned stimulus = conditioned response Bell + Food = Salivate The bell becomes a conditioned stimulus which leads to conditioned response the salivation  This passive learning is automatic  First thing you need is an unconditional relationship  Unconditional response- response to the unconditioned stimulus  Next you find a neutral stimulus o Doesn’t elicit a response  You present the stimulus with the unconditioned stimulus together  After a while the body begins to link together the neutral stimulus with unconditioned stimulus  Then acquisition happens Classical Conditioning in Humans John Watson with his baby Albert experiment We then watched a video called the little Albert experiment on YouTube Operant Conditioning- B.F. Skinner  Changes or modifies existing behavior  Not passive based on consequence The law of effect- Edward Thorndike  Locked cats in a cage  Behavior changes because of its consequence  Reward strengthens behavior  Unpleasant, the stimulus weakens behavior  Instrumental learning B.F. Skinner- Operant conditioning  Was more concerned with nurture rather than nature  Used a skinner box The Skinner box let the rat push a lever to receive a pellet, but eventually the lever was electrocuted so he would be electrocuted if he reached for the pellet but that was the only way he could receive food. Reinforcer- Increases behavior  Positive- addition  Negative- Removal Punishment- meant to decrease behavior  Positive- addition  Negative- removal, taking something away because of bad grades Shaping- is reinforcing small steps on the way to the desired behavior Primary reinforcers- Things that are in themselves rewarding  Food, water Secondary Reinforcers- Things that we learned have value  Money, praise  Generalized reinforcer- can be traded for just about anything  Only have the value we give it.


Buy Material

Are you sure you want to buy this material for

25 Karma

Buy Material

BOOM! Enjoy Your Free Notes!

We've added these Notes to your profile, click here to view them now.


You're already Subscribed!

Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'

Why people love StudySoup

Steve Martinelli UC Los Angeles

"There's no way I would have passed my Organic Chemistry class this semester without the notes and study guides I got from StudySoup."

Kyle Maynard Purdue

"When you're taking detailed notes and trying to help everyone else out in the class, it really helps you learn and understand the I made $280 on my first study guide!"

Bentley McCaw University of Florida

"I was shooting for a perfect 4.0 GPA this semester. Having StudySoup as a study aid was critical to helping me achieve my goal...and I nailed it!"

Parker Thompson 500 Startups

"It's a great way for students to improve their educational experience and it seemed like a product that everybody wants, so all the people participating are winning."

Become an Elite Notetaker and start selling your notes online!

Refund Policy


All subscriptions to StudySoup are paid in full at the time of subscribing. To change your credit card information or to cancel your subscription, go to "Edit Settings". All credit card information will be available there. If you should decide to cancel your subscription, it will continue to be valid until the next payment period, as all payments for the current period were made in advance. For special circumstances, please email


StudySoup has more than 1 million course-specific study resources to help students study smarter. If you’re having trouble finding what you’re looking for, our customer support team can help you find what you need! Feel free to contact them here:

Recurring Subscriptions: If you have canceled your recurring subscription on the day of renewal and have not downloaded any documents, you may request a refund by submitting an email to

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with your subscription, you can contact us for further help. Contact must be made within 3 business days of your subscription purchase and your refund request will be subject for review.

Please Note: Refunds can never be provided more than 30 days after the initial purchase date regardless of your activity on the site.