PSY 201 Ch 6 Set A: Learning (Classical Conditioning)
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a relatively permanent change in behavior and understanding due to experience
recall: explained solely in terms of directly observable events; avoids organisms' unobservable mental state; only interested in stimulus - response
simplest form of learning; decrease in response to unchanging stimuli over time; Ex: you get used to background noise over time; "sensory adaptation"
making an association between two stimuli (by pairing them) such that one stimulus comes to elicit a response that originally was elicited by the other stimulus; Ivan Pavlov taught dogs to salivate to tone