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17 Cards in this Set

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stereotyped pattern of movement of a part of the body that can be reliably elicited by presenting appropriate stimulus
fixed (modal) action pattern
behavioral sequence performed instinctively like courtship, offspring rearing, food seeking behavior
Sign stimulus
anything that triggers modal action pattern
Who discovered imprinting
Conrad Lawrence
temporary change in behavior, results from temporary changes in internal/external states
Definition of learning
relatively permanent change in behavior due to experience in environment
Name types of learning
cognitive (knowledge), motor (skills), social (responding to social situations), emotional, physical (condition endorphin release)
Name process that requires maturation, motivation and learning
learning language
2 types of non associative learning
habituation and sensitization
Define habituation
decrease in behavior due to repeated exposure
What is main distinguishing characteristic of habituation
stimulus specific
course of habituation
lasts longer then sensitization, tends to be cumulative
effect of stimulus intensity on habituation
better habituation with less intnese stimulus
opposite of habituation, increase in responding due to increased exposire to stim.
Name characteristics of sensitization
less stim. specific, tends to be temporary, more intense stimulus
Who developed opponent process theory
Richard Solomon and John COrbit at 1974
Opponent process theory
homeostatic process of processses a and b