Operant and Classical Conditioning

Classical Conditioning 


Uncontrolled stimulus - Uncontrolled Response 

Uncontrolled Stimulus + Netural Stimulus - Uncontrolled Response 

Controlled Stimulus - Controlled Repsonse 

Principles of Classical Conditioning:

Generalisation: Similar Stimuli to the original controlled stimulus (ie in pavlov's experiement the bell was the CS so a similar stimuli could be a different pitch bell) will still produce the Controlled Response. 

Discrimination: When stimuli similar to the original Controlled Stimulus do not produce the Controlled Response. Can be achieved by the UCS when the similar stimulus is used.

Extinction: When the Controlled Response is not produced as a result of the Controlled Stimulus. It happens when the Controlled Stimulus is repeatedly presented without the UCS following it. 

Spontaneous Recovery…


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