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Unformatted text preview: Learning What is the difference between learning and memory (memory is the next chapter)? Learning is based in the school of behaviorism , that is, learning focuses on observable behavioral change ( memory tends to focus on internal brain changes). Remember for many years not to long ago, psychology was defined as the scientific study of behavior (mental events were excluded). So the learning chapter focuses on the essence of the school of behaviorism. You are a product of your genes and environment Roughly, each will contribute approximately equally to an individual but it is certainly not that simple. Further, in many individuals their genetic heritage will be more pronounced than environmental influences, and vice versa. Environmental influences can be virtually understood through learning principles In other words, all you need to fundamentally know about environmental influences can...
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- Spring '06