Ch 15: GACE Behavioral Science: Learning

About This Chapter

This chapter helps ensure that you have a good handle on different ways learning can occur so that you'll correctly answer any relevant questions on the GACE Behavioral Science assessment. A number of engaging video lessons cover the material.

GACE Behavioral Science: Learning - Chapter Summary

The lessons in the Learning chapter let you confirm your knowledge on the differences between operant conditioning and classical conditioning. The chapter also takes a look at the following issues that you may come across on the GACE Behavioral Science assessment:

  • Shaping and types of reinforcement schedules
  • Albert Tucker's prisoner's dilemma
  • Watson's Little Albert experiment
  • Observational learning

You can refresh your memory on this key learning material by watching the video lessons from a mobile device or computer. Each lesson comes with a practice quiz, allowing you to immediately confirm your understanding prior to reviewing the next lesson in the lineup.

GACE Behavioral Science: Learning Chapter Objectives

The GACE Behavioral Science assessment sets out to establish if examinees are suited for teaching the subject matter, going by the score they receive. The Psychology subarea on Test I is the assessment's section that has an objective concerning content seen in the Learning chapter. Questions on the assessment that address learning issues will be written as selected-response items. This subarea makes up 80% of Test I.

8 Lessons in Chapter 15: GACE Behavioral Science: Learning
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Classical Conditioning in Psychology: Definition, Principles & Examples

1. Classical Conditioning in Psychology: Definition, Principles & Examples

Can you be conditioned to associate something new with something else you naturally respond to? In this lesson, we'll take a look at a famous psychological experiment that tested how brains have the ability to automatically react to new stimuli if it's conditioned correctly.

Psychologist John Watson & the Little Albert Experiment

2. Psychologist John Watson & the Little Albert Experiment

Does classical conditioning work on humans? In this lesson, you'll explore this question as poor Little Albert is taught to fear a rat. You'll also see how classical conditioning can be used in advertising.

Operant Conditioning in Psychology: Definition, Theory & Examples

3. Operant Conditioning in Psychology: Definition, Theory & Examples

How do we adapt our behaviors to our advantage? Can we learn from punishment and reward? With operant conditioning, our behaviors are shaped based off the responses we get from them.

What is Shaping in Psychology? - Definition & Examples

4. What is Shaping in Psychology? - Definition & Examples

How can teachers shape the behavior of their students? In this lesson, you'll not only discover how a pigeon learned how to bowl, but you'll also study the steps required to shape complex acts into continuous behaviors.

Schedules of Reinforcement in Psychology: Continuous & Partial

5. Schedules of Reinforcement in Psychology: Continuous & Partial

Have you ever wondered how our behavior is conditioned? How does the timing of rewards affect our behavior and our learning? In this lesson, we'll take a close look at how reinforcement scheduling can influence how fast we learn a behavior and how well the behavior is maintained.

What is the Prisoner's Dilemma? - Albert Tucker & Game Theory

6. What is the Prisoner's Dilemma? - Albert Tucker & Game Theory

Do you make decisions based on your own self- interest? In this lesson, we'll take a look at the famous 'prisoner's dilemma' game to see if individuals, when faced with a competitive or cooperative decision, will choose selfish or selfless outcomes.

Observational vs. Insight Learning: Albert Bandura & Wolfgang Kohler

7. Observational vs. Insight Learning: Albert Bandura & Wolfgang Kohler

Do you learn through observation or through sudden understanding? In this lesson, we'll take a look at two different methods of learning, which can affect your behavior and problem-solving ability.

Biological Limits on Conditioning: Taste Aversion, the Garcia Effect & Instincts

8. Biological Limits on Conditioning: Taste Aversion, the Garcia Effect & Instincts

How can biological influences affect conditioning? Have you ever had food poisoning? In this lesson, you'll see how natural responses can accelerate or hinder conditioning.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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