Philosophy-Chapter 1 Notes

Philosophy-Chapter 1 Notes - focus on the mind. Learning...

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Philosophy Pg 13 and so forth 13 How do learning and cognitive explanations differ from each other? How might each be applied toward an understanding of jealously. Essentially all forms of human behavior and mental experience are modifiable by learning. Differences among individuals in jealousy derive partly from genetic differences, but they also derive partly from differences in past experiences. People and animals may also learn, through experience,e what sort of cues are potential signs of infidelity in their mates. Cognitive refers to information in the mind—that is, to information that is somehow stored and activated by workings of the brain. In general, cognitive psychology differs from the psychology of learning in its
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Unformatted text preview: focus on the mind. Learning psychologists relate learning experiences directly to behavioral changes and are unconcerned with the mental processes that mediate such relationships. To a learning psychologist: experience in the environment leads to change in behavior To cognitive psychologist: experience in the environment leads to change in knowledge or beliefs, and that change leads to change in behavior A cognitive psychologist interested in jealousy would define jealousy as a set of beliefs. 14. How do social and cultural explanations differ from each other? How might each of these be applied toward understanding jealousy?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2010 for the course PSYC 1 taught by Professor Stuartantsis during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.

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