Sunday, June 9, 2019

Psychology of Learning AT Blog

Learning is defined as a relatively permanent change in behavior due to a specific experience. To summarize the three basic types of learning, we have classical conditioning, operant conditioning and observational learning. Classical conditioning refers to the conditioning process where an originally neutral stimulus, through repeated pairing with a stimulus that normally elects a response, ends up drawing a similar or identical response. Observational learning is learning by observing the behavior of others and the consequences of the behavior; thus learning through imitation. Operant conditioning is a type of learning by which behaviors are strengthened if followed by a reinforcer or diminished if followed by a punisher. For example, children will keep using their manners if they are rewarded for this behavior. Children will stop pushing their siblings, if their is a consequence for this bad behavior. Learning happens throughout infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood and older-age.



5 comments:

  1. It's interesting to learn about different types of learning. It's also cool to think about how almost all species of life learn different things the same way we do!

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  2. The concept of Operant Conditioning is very interesting. I think your image did a perfect job at giving a visual example! I think one of the most interesting things about the topic is how the behavior can change throughout the different stages of our lives. Learning is extremely important and plays a huge role in psychology, it is very interesting to realize how sensitive we are to reinforcements that can be either positive or negative and how greatly it affects our future behavior.

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  3. Your discussion is very well done. It explains the different types of learning in a way that separates them. For me, I find it very interesting how the conditioning using the stimulus and the reinforcers help change a behavior or influence it. Overall, great post!

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