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- Biological limits on conditioning
- Classical conditioning
- Insight and observation
- Operant conditioning
- Scheduling reinforcement
- The prisoner's dilemma
- Watson's Little Albert experiment
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
9. Differential Reinforcement: Theory & Definition
Differential reinforcement aims to get rid of undesirable behaviors by using positive reinforcement in a structured manner to increase desirable behaviors. Learn about differential reinforcement theory, the different types, and more.
10. Imprinting in Psychology: Definition & Concept
Imprinting is an instinctual phenomenon which keeps a newborn animal close to its parent. Learn more about the process of imprinting, and test your knowledge with quiz questions at the end.
11. Instinct: Definition & Explanation
All species in the animal kingdom - from bears to whales to birds to humans - exhibit instinctual behavior. Learn how instinct works across species, see some examples, and then test your knowledge with a short quiz.
12. Mastery Learning Model: Definition, Theory & Approach
In this lesson, we will define the mastery learning model and compare it with traditional teaching. We will also look into the steps through which students master material before moving forward.
13. Positive Punishment: Definition & Examples
Positive punishments work to decrease the likelihood of an undesirable behavior reoccurring by adding an unfavorable consequence. Learn more about positive punishments from examples, then test your knowledge with a quiz.
14. Reinforcements in Psychology: Definition & Examples
Reinforcements are stimuli that can strengthen or weaken specific behaviors. Learn about the many different ways that rewards and punishment are used to change and reinforce people's behaviors, and find out why some are more effective than others.
15. Secondary Reinforcers: Examples & Definition
In this lesson, you will learn what secondary reinforcers are and what distinguishes them from primary reinforcers. Read on for everyday examples of these reinforcers, and then assess your knowledge with a short quiz.
16. Sigmund Freud's Theories: Overview
In this lesson, you'll learn how the work of Sigmund Freud transformed the field of psychology and profoundly influenced both scientific and popular ideas about human consciousness and human motivation.
17. What is Experiential Learning? - Definition, Theories & Examples
Find out what experiential learning is and how to apply it in your classroom. Learn about experiential learning theories. View the lesson, then take a quiz to test your new knowledge.
18. What is Extinction in Conditioning? - Definition & Explanation
Extinction is the disappearance of a previously learned behavior when the behavior is not reinforced. In this lesson, learn more about extinction in operant conditioning and test your knowledge with a quiz.
19. Visual Memory: Definition & Skills
Visual memory is a skill that is vital in school and in everyday life. Learn the definition of visual memory, long-term versus short-term, skills, and activities to improve visual memory in this lesson.
20. Motor Planning: Definition & Skills
Without motor planning, we might have difficulty with motor skills like riding a bike or writing our name. Learn the definitions of motor skill and motor planning, as well as deficits and skills in motor planning in this lesson.
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