Learning_1_Outline - PSYC1101-I 02/23/2010 Learning Part 1-...

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PSYC1101-I 02/23/2010 Learning Part – 1- Outline - Definining Learning: o How do you know that you have learned something? able to recall it, responses on a test, o Explicit information: o Implicit information: Learning: some experience that results in a relatively permanent change in the psychological states of the organism Must be inferred from observable behavior: how organisms behave in the environment, exam responses indicating learning about facts - Learning and Behaviorism: o Basic principles of the learning process were studied by Behaviorism o Studied “observable” behavior/response - 3 Major Learning Principles 1. Classical Conditioning: learning by associating stimuli a. Not conscious awareness b. Song and memories are associated 2. Operant Conditioning: learning by associating behavior and its consequences (reward or punishment) a. You may help your dad out if you know that he will be giving you money/permission to go out, etc. 3. Observational Learning: learning though other people without direct experience a. Some children used bad language as they observe others doing it I. Classical Conditioning a. Intro to classical conditioning i. What behavior/response is observed? Psychological responses elicited by a stimulus ii. What is learned? the association between stimuli are learned iii. Ivan Pavlov and his salivating dogs. b. Terminology
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