Psy2012 pp 2

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Psy2012 pp 2

  1. 1. Learning <ul><li>The process by which a relatively lasting change in potential behavior occurs as a result of practice or experience. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Classical conditioning: <ul><li>A form of associative learning </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations of a neutral stimulus & a stimulus of some significance </li></ul><ul><li>Elicits a response </li></ul><ul><li>Pavlov’s dog (1927) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Pavlov became interested in studying reflexes when he saw that the dogs drooled without the proper stimulus. Although no food was in sight, their saliva still dribbled. It turned out that the dogs were reacting to lab coats. Every time the dogs were served food, the person who served the food was wearing a lab coat. Therefore, the dogs reacted as if food was on its way whenever they saw a lab coat.
  4. 5. Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences

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