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- The definition of learning
- Classical conditioning
- Extinction in conditioning
- Generalization and discrimination in conditioning
- Operant conditioning
- Classical conditioning vs. operant conditioning
- E.L. Thorndike and the Law of Effect
- Reinforcement schedules
- B. F. Skinner's operant conditioning theory and its impact on education
- Fixed and variable ratio schedules
- Behavior management plans
- Latent learning
- Social-cognitive learning theory
- Observational learning
- Relational and analytic learning styles
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1. Classical Conditioning in Psychology: Definition, Principles & Examples
Classical conditioning is a way to pair stimulus-response situations with a neutral stimulus in order to create a new relationship. Learn about the definition and principles of classical conditioning through examples of well-known psychological experiments in history.
2. Operant Conditioning in Psychology: Definition, Theory & Examples
Operant conditioning uses the concepts of positive and negative reinforcements to strengthen desired behaviors. Explore the different types of reinforcers, and discover how B.F. Skinner, the so-called father of operant conditioning, utilized reinforcers to increase certain behaviors.
3. Classical Conditioning vs. Operant Conditioning: Differences and Examples
Conditioning is a learning technique that associates a stimulus to a certain behavior or response. Learn about the differences between classical conditioning and operant conditioning, as well as relevant examples, and discover phenomena associated with behavioral conditioning.
4. Behavioral Theory: Thorndike and the Law of Effect
The tendency to modify behavior in response to positive or negative consequences is the foundation of behavioral perspective in psychology. Learn about Edward Thorndike's puzzle box experiments, the law of effect, and practical applications of the law of effect.
5. Schedules of Reinforcement in Psychology: Continuous & Partial
In psychology, a schedule of reinforcement states how often an instance of behavior by an individual will be reinforced, or supported. Explore the differences between the benefits of continuous and partial schedules of reinforcement.
6. B.F. Skinner: Theories & Impact on Education
Psychologist B.F. Skinner focused his study on theories of learning and behavior. Learn about and understand these theories as well as their impact on and various applications in the field of education, especially through behavior modification.
7. What is Shaping in Psychology? - Definition & Examples
Behaviorist B.F. Skinner once experimented with shaping--the process of reinforcing positive actions in an individual to achieve a target behavior--using a pigeon and bowling ball to. Learn about the steps in the shaping process and how teachers can use shaping to improve student behavior in the classroom.
8. Creating a Behavior Management Plan: Steps & Behavioral Changes
Creating a behavior management plan can be used to make a positive health-related change in a person's life. Explore the steps to create a plan of action to achieve behavioral changes, including monitor and record activities, identify patterns, setting goals, creating a plan, and making contacts.
9. Social-Cognitive Learning Theory: Definition and Examples
The social-cognitive learning theory is a theoretical perspective that focuses on the learning that occurs within a social context. Explore this theory, its definition and examples, the models that play a role in the learning process, and the functions of models.
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Other chapters within the Glencoe Understanding Psychology: Online Textbook Help course
- Glencoe Understanding Psychology Chapter 1: Introduction to Psychology
- Glencoe Understanding Psychology Chapter 2: Psychological Research
- Glencoe Understanding Psychology Chapter 3: Neuroscience and Behavior
- Glencoe Understanding Psychology Chapter 4: Sensation and Perception
- Glencoe Understanding Psychology Chapter 5: States of Consciousness
- Glencoe Understanding Psychology Chapter 7: Memory
- Glencoe Understanding Psychology Chapter 8: Cognition and Language
- Glencoe Understanding Psychology Chapter 9: Intelligence
- Glencoe Understanding Psychology Chapter 10: Motivation and Emotion
- Glencoe Understanding Psychology Chapter 11: Sexuality and Gender
- Glencoe Understanding Psychology Chapter 12: Development
- Glencoe Understanding Psychology Chapter 13: Personality
- Glencoe Understanding Psychology Chapter 14: Health Psychology
- Glencoe Understanding Psychology Chapter 15: Psychological Disorders
- Glencoe Understanding Psychology Chapter 16: Treatment of Psychological Disorders
- Glencoe Understanding Psychology Chapter 17: Social Psychology
- Glencoe Understanding Psychology Appendix: Statistics in Psychology
- Theories of Developmental Learning