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LEARNING - Classical Conditioning
Transcript of LEARNING - Classical Conditioning
Associate separate stimuli and anticipate an event
Learn to associate a behavior and a consequence
Either good (reward) or bad (punishment)
TERMS to KNOW
Classical conditioning is the pairing of a neutral stimulus with a previously unconditioned stimulus to create a conditioned response.
TERMS to KNOW
Initial stage of association
Response fades if not associated
Reappearance of association after extinction
When a stimulus is generalized to similar stimuli
Knowing the difference between stimuli
Pay Attention To:
Unconditioned/ Conditioned Stimulus
Unconditioned/ Conditioned Response
Other Examples of
Natalie goes to the park and is playing near a tree.
She bumps into a branch that just happens to house a squirrel that proceeds to attack her.
After she recovers from her squirrel attack, she refuses to go near the park.
Sharks are scary.
“Big Girls Don’t Cry” doesn’t usually scare you.
“Big Girls Don’t Cry” plays when sharks are approaching.
“Big Girls Don’t Cry” plays, and you get nervous.
John’s mother was a great baker.
When he was a boy, she would spend all Saturday baking while listening to AC/DC.
The smell of cakes, breads, and cookies and the sound of music would fill the house.
Twenty years later, John can’t listen to AC/DC without getting hungry.
Not ALL Negative
How are we doing?
A. I understand classical conditioning completely
B. There are 1-2 things I don't understand
C. I don't understand any of classical conditioning
D. I think I'm funny and want to push other buttons I don't need to. Oh! Oh! Look at me!
Researchers are interested in finding out if exercise reduces cortisol levels in the blood. 100 students are broken into three groups (A: 15 min exercise a day, B: 40 min exercise a day, C: No exercise) and asked to work out every day at the university gym for a month. After the month, participants returned and gave blood samples that looked for cortisol.
A. 100 Students
B. Amount of Exercise
C. 1 Month
D. Cortisol Levels
E. The University Gym
A Few Questions...
Psychology of Learning
But First... A QUIZ
1. Most people only use 10-20% of their brain.
2. Differences between the 2 hemispheres of the brain make up personality (left brain-right brain)
3. Suicide rates among adolescents are higher than any other age group.
4. If you are unsure of an answer on a test it is best to stick with your initial hunch
5. The best way to relieve anger is to punch something or scream into a pillow.
6. Opposites attract. People seem to be more romantically interested in those who are different from them.
7. Children of gay or lesbian parents are more likely to be gay or lesbian themselves.
8. Babies who have learned sign language have an overall higher IQ
9. The brain cannot grow new brain cells.
What is Psychology?
Scientific study of human behavior, thought process, and emotion
Everything you DO, THINK, or FEEL
WHO AM I?
Eastern Arizona College, A.A.
Northern Arizona University, B.A., M.A., M.Ed.