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Classical conditioning
A set of procedures used to investigate how organisms learn about the signalling of events. Involves learning relations between events-conditioned or unconditioned stimuli- that occur outside of one's control
Operant conditioning
A procedure for studying how organisms learn about the consequences of their own voluntary actions
Condtioned Stimulus
The neutral stimulus that is paired with the unconditioned stimulus during classical conditioning
Conditioned response
The acquired response that is produced by the conditioned stimulus in anticipation of the unconditioned stimulus
Second order conditioning
A procedure in which an established conditioned stimulus is used to condition a second neutral stimulus
Stimulus generalization
Responding to a new stimulus in a way similar to the response produced by an established conditioned stimulus
Stimulus descrimination
Responding differently to a new stimulus than one responds to an established conditioned stimulus
Presenting a conditioned stimulus repeatedly, after conditioning, without the unconditioned stimulus, resulting in a loss in responding
Consequences that decrease the likelihood of responding in a similar way again
Positive Reinforcement
An event that, when presented after the response, increases the likelihood of that response occuring again
Negative reinforcement
An even that, when removed after a response, increases the likelihood of that response occuring again