concept of learning and how it is related to cognition

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This paper will look at the concept of learning and how it is related to cognition. The definition of learning, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is “to gain knowledge or understanding of a skill by study, instruction, or experience” (Merriam-Webster). What this means is the ability to comprehend new information through a type of action such as study or experience. There is a link between learning and behavior. According to Orange County Learning Disabilities Association, “As learning takes place, behavior will change” (OCLDA) The more a child learns, the more that child’s behavior changes, and this relationship between learning and behavior continues on into adulthood. For example, the more a child learns the importance of sharing with others, the more their behavior will change to interact more positively with other children. As that child grows into an adult, the more they learn about the importance of responsibility, the more their behavior will change as a result. Thus, behavior changes as the learning process continues. There are many different types of learning and ways of learning, two examples of different types of learning include operant conditioning and non-associative learning (Kodat). Operant conditioning is the type of learning that is used
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