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This simple stimulus learning paper will analyze the forms of simple stimulus learning. The analysis will explain the concept of habituation

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  • Submitted: 02/10/2012
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Stimulus learning somewhat changes behavior permanently, or it can somewhat change the behavior repertoire that arises due to experiences (Terry, 2008). There is no exact way on observing knowledge, so in result behaviors are the only way a person has the capability of observing what has occurred in learning. This simple stimulus learning paper will analyze the forms of simple stimulus learning. The analysis will explain the concept of habituation, while analyzing the factors that affect perceptual learning, and examining the effects of stimulus exposure. This paper will also discuss how simple stimulus learning is applied to two real life scenarios.

Habituation

Habituation is defined as being a psychological learning process where the response to the stimulus is decreased after being exposed to it repeatedly (Terry, 2008). This means that a person or an animal can learn to ignore a stimulus because of it being repeatedly exposed to it. Habituation is seen as being a basic process of the systems that are biologically based. If we didnât have this we would not be able to know the difference from the changing and meaningful information from irrelevant and stagnant ones. Habituation is also known for being present in

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