Semester 1, 2018

HD (95) PSYC3011/3911 Notes

78 pages

19,366 words




Covers ALL lecture material and required reading! Detailed explanations and diagrams help you understand concepts!

Topics covered:
- Darwin and mental evolution
- Comparative psychology and early behaviourism
- Early learning theory (Pavlov, Hull and Tolman)
- Skinner’s operant psychology and associative learning
- Content, contiguity and contingency in conditioning
- Contemporary theories of conditioning
- Rescorla-Wagner model
- Extinction, conditioned inhibition, latent inhibition
- Spatial learning
- Perceptual learning and discrimination
- Learning and attention
- Contingency learning and causal reasoning
- Applications to human cognition (drug use, nausea)
- Pavlovian-to-instrumental transfer
- Food aversion and flavour preference learning
- Conditioning and cognition
- Placebo effect