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Ch 15: Models of Learning

About This Chapter

Prepare for a review of the models of learning in this chapter as you get ready for a test or a class discussion. Look through the lessons to discover the vocabulary words, theories, and concepts about the psychology of learning, take the quizzes to assess your knowledge, and remember you can always email your questions to our team of experts.

Models of Learning - Chapter Summary

Take a closer look at the models of learning by going through this chapter. Each lesson will provide you with details about the psychological factors that can influence learning. Our instructors will discuss some of the significant concepts related to this topic, including how humans can learn through being rewarded or being punished, learned behaviors, behavioral effects on problem solving, and the four steps of observational learning. When you reach the end of the chapter, you should possess the skills to do the following:

  • Show the methods of classical conditioning
  • Outline the Watson and Little Albert analogy
  • Determine the tenants of operant conditioning
  • Figure out how scheduling reinforcement works
  • Evaluate insight and observation
  • Establish the theory of observational learning

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6 Lessons in Chapter 15: Models of Learning
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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.

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.

Schedules of Reinforcement in Psychology: Continuous & Partial

4. 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.

Observational vs. Insight Learning: Albert Bandura & Wolfgang Kohler

5. 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.

Observational Learning: Definition, Theory & Examples

6. Observational Learning: Definition, Theory & Examples

Observational learning goes on around us everyday. In this lesson, you will learn to identify the four steps in observational learning by examining a normal event. Test your understanding with the short quiz at the end.

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