P501-01-Introduction

P501-01-Introduction - Psychology 501: Thinking and...

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Psychology 501: Thinking and Learning Syllabus and course requirements The psychology of learning and behavior General principles of learning Definitions of learning A brief history Structuralism Behaviorism Cognitive Psychology Research with animal subjects Other approaches to learning Social learning approach Physiological approach
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The Psychology of Learning and Behavior No special emphasis on classroom learning No restriction to human beings Covers both learning process and learned behaviors Seeks to find general principles of learning “Any behavior that is followed by a reinforcer will occur more often in the future.”
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Some Definitions of “Learning” A change in behavior that results from reinforced practice. The acquisition of knowledge. An internal change based on experience, that can later be seen as a change in behavior.
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A Brief History Structuralism Wilhelm Wundt :1879, Leipzig Germany Technique of
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This note was uploaded on 10/14/2011 for the course PSYCH 100 taught by Professor X during the Spring '11 term at Fairfield.

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