Notes 4 - LEARNING Traditional learning theory-treats...

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LEARNING Traditional learning theory--treats operant conditioning (reinforcement--Skinner) and classical conditioning (Pavlov) Social learning theory--adds treatment of learning from models, copying people o How often the behavior is observed o Functional value o Attention value o Attractiveness of the model Developmental Theories--argue that the brain’s capacity to learn unfolds in standard series of stages. Stages differ in the kind of learning that is possible in the stage PIAGET’S THEORY OF COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT 1. sensorimotor stage--child is incapable of using symbols 2. preoperational stage--child is developing ability to use symbols, egocentric, difficulty taking roles of another
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