Chap 6 complex - Group 3 never rewarded. Did not learn maze...

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Cognitive Learning Theory Early days of learning – focus was on behavior. 1950s and more intensely in the 1960s, many psychologists were becoming aware that cognition , the mental events that take place inside a person’s mind while behaving, could no longer be ignored. Edward Tolman – early cognitive scientist. Menu
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Latent Learning Edward Tolman’s best-known experiments in learning involved teaching three groups of rats the same maze, one at a time (Tolman & Honzik, 1930). Group 1 – rewarded each time at end of maze. Learned maze quickly. Group 2 – in maze every day; only rewarded on 10 th day. Demonstrated learning of maze almost immediately after receiving reward.
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Unformatted text preview: Group 3 never rewarded. Did not learn maze well. Latent learning- learning that remains hidden until its application becomes useful. Menu Insight Insight- the sudden perception of relationships among various parts of a problem, allowing the solution to the problem to come quickly. Cannot be gained through trial-and-error learning alone. Aha moment. Menu Observational Learning Observational learning- learning new behavior by watching a model perform that behavior. Learning/performance distinction- referring to the observation that learning can take place without actual performance of the learned behavior. Menu Menu...
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2011 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Boyle during the Spring '10 term at Loyola Chicago.

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