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Psychology unit 3 intelligence revision

The role of classical conditioning in animal learning


Unconscious associations between 2 stimuli are learnt and this involves involuntary
reflexes or emotions but no voluntary behaviour. Repeatedly associate 2 stimuli
together. For example the neutral stimulus (bell) and the unconditioned stimulus
(food). Eventually a…

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Psychology unit 3 intelligence revision

that classical conditioning does occur naturally, however it also shows that
the assumptions of repeated associations and neutral stimulus and
unconditioned stimulus appearing together aren't valid for every situation.
Also shows that extinction doesn't always occur as there is a lack of
unconditioned stimulus.


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