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Ch 23: MTTC Psychology: Learning

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Use our lessons on conditioning to understand how learning takes place. Prepare for these types of questions on the MTTC Psychology test by watching our videos and completing the accompanying quizzes.

MTTC Psychology: Learning - Chapter Summary

The videos in this chapter cover the ways we learn, including classical conditioning, operant conditioning, reinforcement scheduling and observational learning These lessons will help you get ready for the MTTC Psychology test questions on learning by preparing you to:

  • Define and give examples of classical conditioning
  • Explain Watson's experiments with Little Albert
  • Describe learning through operant conditioning
  • Identify shaping and how it enables learning
  • Give an overview of reinforcement scheduling and how it works
  • Tell about learning through observation and insight
  • Explore biological limits on conditioning

Our professional instructors explain each point in an entertaining way as they prepare you for the test questions. You should have solid knowledge of the learning process by the end of this chapter, and you can check on just how solid it is by taking our self-assessment quizzes at the end.

7 Lessons in Chapter 23: MTTC Psychology: 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.

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.

Observational vs. Insight Learning: Albert Bandura & Wolfgang Kohler

6. 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

7. 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.

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