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Chapter 7 Notes - Chapter 7 Notes What Learning is and is...

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Chapter 7 Notes What Learning is and is not Once learn don’t need to relearn Learning = relatively permanent influence on behavior, knowledge, and thinking skills which come through experience Don’t have to learn everything Approaches to Learning Behavioral Behaviorism = view that behavior should be explained by observable experiences, not by mental processes Mental processes = thoughts, feelings, and motives that each of us experiences but that cannot be observed by others Associative learning = learning that two events are connected or associated Cognitive 4 types of cognitive learning 1. Social cognitive 2. Information processing 3. Cognitive constructivist 4. Social constructivist Behavioral Approaches to Learning Emphasize importance of children making connections between experiences and behavior Classical Conditioning Type of learning in which an organism learns to connect, or associate, stimuli Pavlov’s idea Idea of Pavlov’s dogs Systematic Desensitization
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