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Psychology Chapter 7 Classical Condtioning Final

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classical conditioning
a type of leaning in which one learns to link two or more stimuli and anticipate events
unconditioned response (UR)
the unlearned, naturally occurring response to the unconditioned stimulus
unconditioned stimulus (US)
a stimulus that unconditionally, naturally and automatically triggers a response
conditioned response (CR)
the learned response to a previously neutral stimulus
conditioned stimulus (CS)
a previously neutral stimulus that comes to trigger a conditioned response
acquisition
the initial stage, when one links a neutral stimulus and an US, so that the neutral stimulus triggers the conditioned response
extinction
diminishing of a conditioned response; occurs when a US doesn't follow CS
generalization
the tendency for stimuli similar to the CS to elicit similar responses
discrimination
ability to distinguish b/w conditioned stimulus and other stimuli