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The Learning Process - Chapter Summary
This chapter includes lessons on how learning takes place, including discussions of both classical and operant conditioning. During your studies, you will also gain an understanding of organizational processes that are related to verbal learning. After completing the chapter, you should feel confident and ready to:
- Explain how brains can automatically react to new stimuli
- Discuss the impact that punishment has on our behavior
- Recall the affect of scheduling reinforcement on how we learn a behavior
- Define and provide examples of paradigms
- Describe methods used in verbal learning
Each lesson is concise and only takes about five minutes to complete. You can review all the lessons in order or just go over the topics that you need. A brief quiz is available for each lesson to test your understanding of the learning process.
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. 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.
3. 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.
4. What Is Paradigm? - Definition, Development & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn what paradigms are and gain insight into how paradigms are used as an approach to sociological research. When you are through with the lesson, you can test your new knowledge with the supplemental quiz.
5. Verbal Learning: Methods, Types & Processes
In this lesson, we'll discuss methods and materials used in verbal learning as well as the organizational processes associated with it. We'll also take a look at serial learning and paired-associate learning.
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Other chapters within the UGC NET Psychology Paper II: Exam Prep course
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- Thinking & Problem Solving
- Understanding Motivation & Emotion
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- Determinants & Theories of Personality
- Research Methodology for Psychology
- Measurement & Testing in Psychology
- Biological Basis of Behavior
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