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Basic Principles of Learning - Chapter Summary
If you need a quick overview of the basic principles of learning, then you're in the right place. This online study guide chapter offers short and expertly taught lessons about fundamental learning concepts, including habituation, modeling, stimulus generalization, discrimination learning and more. When you're finished working through the chapter, you should be able to:
- Define the concepts of discrimination learning
- Explain stimulus generalization
- Discuss the process of habituation
- Assess examples of modeling in terms of observational learning
- Compare types of wisdom
Following each lesson is a short quiz that's designed to reinforce your understanding of the information. You can work through the chapter at your own pace, and our subject-matter experts are happy to answer any questions you may have. We've also made the chapter accessible on any computer or mobile device for your convenience.
1. Discrimination Learning: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, we'll define discrimination learning and use examples to explain how it can be used to make people and animals respond in different ways to stimuli like sounds and colors.
2. Stimulus Generalization: Definition & Explanation
Stimulus generalization is one of the possible outcomes of classical and operant conditioning. In this lesson, you will learn about famous experiments involving stimulus generalization and everyday circumstances in which it occurs.
3. Habituation: Attention in Children
As infants grow, they learn how to pay attention to the things that are most important. In this lesson, we'll look at the attentional processes of infants, including the key concepts of habituation and dishabituation.
4. Modeling as Observational Learning: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, we'll discuss the modeling process in observational learning. We'll describe the conditions that must be met for observational learning to occur and explore examples of observational learning in action.
5. Wisdom: Definition, Operations & Types
In this lesson we discuss what wisdom is, as well as how it derives from Piagetian and Aristotelian concepts of practicality, advanced thinking and cognition, and knowledge from experience.
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