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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