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Ch 6: Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 6: Learning & Cognition

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The Learning & Cognition chapter of this Holt Psychology Principles in Practice Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with learning and cognition. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Learning & Cognition textbook chapter.

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Students will learn:

  • Types of conditioning
  • Watson's experiment with Little Albert
  • Different schedules of reinforcement
  • Shaping
  • Latent learning
  • The PQ4R method
  • Insight and observation
  • Behavior modification with cognitive learning principles

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15 Lessons in Chapter 6: Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 6: Learning & Cognition
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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.

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

2. 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.

Psychologist John Watson & the Little Albert Experiment

3. 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

4. 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.

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.

Reinforcer: Definition & Examples

6. Reinforcer: Definition & Examples

A reinforcer is something that increases the likelihood that a specific behavior or response will occur. Explore the different types of reinforcers, learn from examples, and test your knowledge with a quiz.

What is Shaping in Psychology? - Definition & Examples

7. 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.

Latent Learning: Definition, History & Examples

8. Latent Learning: Definition, History & Examples

Learn what psychologists are talking about when they refer to latent learning. Discover an intriguing controversy in the field about whether reinforcement is necessary for an animal - or a person - to learn new things.

Observational vs. Insight Learning: Albert Bandura & Wolfgang Kohler

9. 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.

Modeling as Observational Learning: Definition & Examples

10. 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.

Violence and the Media: How the Media Impacts Violence

11. Violence and the Media: How the Media Impacts Violence

For years, psychologists have studied the effect watching violent media has on people's behavior. In this lesson, we'll look at the link between media violence and real-life aggression and discover why watching violent TV might affect people's levels of aggression.

Using Cognitive Learning Principles to Modify Behavior

12. Using Cognitive Learning Principles to Modify Behavior

Cognitive learning principles can help restore order and effectiveness in the modern day classroom. In this lesson, we'll explore what they are and examples of how to utilize them effectively.

PQ4R Method: Preview & Question Steps

13. PQ4R Method: Preview & Question Steps

The PQ4R method is a proven strategy for learning new information. In this lesson, you will find out what PQ4R stands for and discuss the first two steps of this learning method.

PQ4R Method: Read, Reflect, Recite & Review Steps

14. PQ4R Method: Read, Reflect, Recite & Review Steps

The PQ4R method is a process for learning new information. In this lesson, you will find out what PQ4R stands for and discuss the the four Rs of this learning method.

Distributed Learning vs. Massed Learning: Definition & Examples

15. Distributed Learning vs. Massed Learning: Definition & Examples

Studying is an important part of learning, but there are different approaches to it. In this lesson, we are going to explore distributed and massed practices, and see how each impacts your ability to learn.

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