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Chapter 7 - Learning

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association
associate one stimulus with another
classical conditioning
method of learning in which a neutral stimulus can be used to elicit a response that is usually a natural response to a stimulus
cognition
all the mental activities associated with thinking, knowing, remembering, and communicating
conditioned response (CR)
in classical conditioning, the learned response to a previously neutral (but now conditioned) stimulus (cs)
conditioned stimulus (CS)
a previously neutral stimulus that has through conditioning, acquired the capacity to evoke a conditioned response.
learning
relatively permanent change in behavior caused by experience
operant conditioning
a type of learning in which behavior is strengthened if followed by a reinforcer or diminished if followed by a punisher
reinforcement
stimulus or event that follows a response and increases the likelihood that the response will be repeated
response
a reaction to a stimulus
schema
A concept or framework that organizes and interprets information.
stimulus
something that causes a response
unconditioned stimulus (UCS)
in classical condidtioning, a stimulus that automatically triggers a response
unconditioned response (UCR)
the response which occurs automatically as a result of the unconditioned stimuls.