PSY101 - Topic 5 - Learning

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Topic 5 : LearningTextbook readings: pp. 185-193; 197-202; 208-211.Watch: Discovering Psychology: Learning (Program 8) Learning is the eighth program in the DISCOVERING PSYCHOLOGY series. This program discusses the basic principles of how we learn; classical, instrumental, and operant conditioning; and the role that stimuli and consequences play in learned behavior and habits. You'll explore how renowned researchers Ivan Pavlov, B. F. Skinner, Edward Thorndike, and John B. Watson contributed to what we know about human and animal learning. ©2001 WGBH Educational Foundation All Rights ReservedWatch: Little Albert ExperimentLearning objectives:1.      Define reflex and learning, as well as these three types of learning: Classical Conditioning; Operant Conditioning; and Observational Learning (also called “social learning” or “modeling”).2.      Explain what happened in Pavlov's dog study; Watson's "Little Albert" study; and Bandura’s observational learning study.3.      Describe the following concepts in Classical Conditioning: conditioned and unconditioned stimuli; and conditioned and unconditioned responses.4.      Describe the following concepts in Operant Conditioning: positive reinforcement; negative reinforcement; positive punishment, negative punishment, shaping and behavior modification.5.      Explain the steps involved in “modelling”

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