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Learning 10/15/10 I. Definition : Learning is a relatively permanent change in knowledge or behavior as a result of experience. a. Learning is a permanent change b. Can there be a temporary learning experience. c. Sometimes we don’t have opportunity to remember it all. d. Are we really learning? e. Experience: Learning is the result of experiencing life. (maturation) II. Theories of Learning a. Classical Conditioning b. Operant Conditioning c. Social Learning III. Classical Conditioning a. Key Terms: i. Unconditioned Stimulus - and unlearned signal from the environment. You naturally know what it means and don’t have to learn it. (Chocolate chip cookie) ii. Unconditioned Response - and unlearned reaction to a signal/stimulus. (When you smell food; you salivate. Or cry when someone scares you) iii. Conditioned Stimulus - a learned signal from the environment. Something you need to learn what it means in order to react. (Red light, green light) iv. Conditioned Response - a learned reaction. Something you need to learn to know what to do when a signal comes from the environment. (You have
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