COGNITIVE LEARNING

COGNITIVE LEARNING - COGNITIVELEARNING

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COGNITIVE LEARNING   -some psychologists insist only way to study learning is through conditioning -others say mental activity crucial  How do you know how to start car? from watching another  How do we learn abstract concepts? Through Cognitive learning -impossible to observe and measure directly-but can be inferred  -interest in cognitive learning began in 1930s when  Edward Tolman  said we didn't need  to show learning-he said there was Latent learning  Tolman  experiment:  2 groups of hungry rats in maze -first group found food at end-2nd group nothing Group 1 learned maze faster -he took some from second group gave food at end -they almost immediately ran maze as well as group 1.  He argued they had learned great deal about maze  -learning latent-given motivation change  -in response to  Tolman Thorndike  proposed experiment where rat is carried through  maze and then rewarded at end
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course PSY 2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '08 term at Broward College.

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