Behaviourist Assumptions

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What is the first assumption of BA?
Behaviour is learned by association (Classical conditioning)
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What happens if two stimuli are paired together?
A person or animal will learn to respons to the second stimulus alone as they originally did to the first stimulus
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For example?
Little Albert learned to fear a white rat (CR) after the rat (CS) was paired together with a loud noise(UCS)
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What is the second assumption?
Behaviour is learned through reinforcement(operant conditioning)
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What happens when behaviour is awarded with positive reinforcement?
Praise, then it will be repeated
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When else will behaviour be repeated?
If it ends undesirable consequences(negative reinforcement)
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For example?
Conditioned rats to press levers by rewarding them with food pellets (positive) or by switching off an electric shock (negative) when the lever is pressed
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