Principles of Learning

Principles of Learning
The Rx Bricks Podcast
The Rx Bricks Podcast
Principles of Learning

Learning is traditionally defined as acquiring knowledge through study, experience, or being taught. In psychology, it is often defined as a relatively lasting change in behavior that results from experience. Learning is an ongoing process; we continue learning throughout our entire lives.

After listening to this AudioBrick, you should be able to:

  • Name and briefly describe the three major theories of learning.
  • Define classical conditioning, including unconditioned stimulus, unconditioned response, neutral stimulus, conditioned stimulus, and conditioned response.
  • Define operant conditioning and differentiate between positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, positive punishment, and negative punishment.
  • Compare and contrast classical and operant conditioning.
  • Describe examples of social learning theory.

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