Associative Learning: Definition, Theory & Examples


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Associative learning is a form of

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1. Not allowing a student to attend a field trip because he was behaving poorly is an example of

2. Including a photo or image along with terms and definitions is an example of

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will allow you to quickly assess your knowledge of the ways in which associative learning can be used in educational environments. You'll need to be able to identify specific methods and examples of these methods in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • What associative learning is a form of
  • The method used when a student is not allowed to attend a field trip due to poor behavior
  • A learning strategy that pairs images with terms and definitions
  • What chunking information allows students to do

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of positive and negative reinforcement to influence behavior
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about learning in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about methods of associative learning

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Associative Learning: Definition, Theory & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define associative memory
  • Describe how behavior can be modified through reinforcement
  • List examples of positive and negative reinforcement
  • Discuss two associative learning methods that can be utilized in the classroom