Learning is any change in a system that produces a more or less permanent change in its
capacity for adapting to its environment.
- Herbert Simon (Social scientist)
Why is Learning so Important?
Hypothesis: Students that did poorly on the first exam would be overconfident on the
- The people who did poorly: unskilled but unaware
Successful Metacognition: making accurate judgements about performance
Metacognition: awareness and unders
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Reflex Action(Descartes): For every action of the body a stimulus made it
Hedonism: The pursuit of please and avoidance of pain ?
Tabula rasa: Blank slate (in reference to the brain)
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Learning Theory: What It Is and How
It Got This Way
Education is what survives when what has been learned
has been forgotten
1. What are reflexive responses?
2. Differentiate the components of respondent conditioning.
3. How can the US and NS be presented temporally?
4. What is higher-order conditioning?
5. How are conditioned emotion