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LEARNING February 12, 2008 Are there limits to the power of operant conditioning? Escape learning vs. avoidance learning o Escape learning – doing something to get rid of the bad event (take 2 aspirin to get rid of  headache) o Avoidance learning – seeks to avoid some anticipated bad event (take 2 aspirin to avoid  getting a headache) Learned helplessness – put the person/animal in inescapable, painful situations then when they  can escape, they won’t try Biofeedback – give information about bodily states, aids them in voluntarily changing their  behavior – train yourself to be more relaxed, have less stress Behavior modification – applying operant conditioning to change individuals behavior Cognitive learning (insight learning) (Albert Bandura) - observational learning – acquisition of and later 
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Unformatted text preview: action on new information, behaviors or concepts demonstrated by others Latent (hidden) learning Tolman & Honzik (1930) o Performance depends on reward but learning a performance doesnt depend on a reward Cognitive map - internal maps Modeling effect learning a new behavior Elicitation effect same behavior but new situation Disinhibitory effect contagious aggression Inhibition effect learn by example Key factors o Attention the extent to which we focus on others behavior o Retention our ability to retain a representation of others behavior in memory o Production processes our ability to act on these memory representations o Motivation the usefulness to us of the information acquired...
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course PSY 110 taught by Professor Campbell during the Spring '08 term at Illinois State.

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