Principles of Classical Conditioning
Principles of Classical Conditioning PSY 462
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Principles of Classical Conditioning September 3 2015 Learning Curves Baseline measures are taken prior to conditioning to assess the isolated effect of the CS and US 0 For the inclass experiment baseline word and baseline treat Acquisition the first experience of CSUS pairings during which the CR first appears and increases in strength 0 For acquisition to occur we need CS 9 US Classical Conditioning and Learning is occurring here A lot of change at first then a leveled out asymptote Stimulus Intensity an increase in the strength of the CS or US results in a steeper acquisition curve with a higher asymptote o Stronger stimulus for this experiment sour patch kids 0 Weak stimulus for this experiment carrots Generalization happens after this therefore there is a tendency to respond similarly to this particular stimulus or something like it o The initial generalization is really strong but the further you rub off on other stimuli the weaker the association gets 0 More stimulus intensity with TEQUILA and alcohol in general because you generalize all brands of tequila to make you sick but different types of alcohol are okay Extinction happens when the CR disappears if the CS is presented repeatedly without the US this is NOT about forgetting it does NOT happen over timequot Systematic Desensitization a therapeutic process to help extinguish a phobia slow gradual steps to overcoming a fear You can never quite get rid of Conditioned Response there are 3 ways you can still experience a response even if you think it s gone 0 Spontaneous Recovery the conditioned response returns when the first appearance of the CS following both 1 extinction and 2 a time delay Response weakens a little less each time away 0 REacquisition learning something quicker when the CS and US are together again steeper acquisition curve 0 Disinhibition after extinction has occurred presentation of a new stimulus before the CS causes the CS to elicit the CR again I Failure to suppress I Engage in something else come into contact with the stimulus again and BOOM response As if you don t know by now Classical Conditioning we form associations between stimuli that are presented together CS 9 US Operant Conditioning We form associations between our behaviors and whatever actions follow