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Ch 8: Worth Publishers Psychology Chapter 7: Learning

About This Chapter

The Learning chapter of this Worth Publishers Psychology Companion Course helps students grasp the important psychological learning theories and their applications. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Learning textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in Worth Publishers Learning chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the learning topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will study:

  • Effective learning strategies for the classroom
  • Classical and operant conditioning
  • Thorndike's Law of Effect
  • Shaping desired behaviors
  • Reinforcement schedules
  • Comparison of classical and operant conditioning
  • Limits on operant and classical conditioning
  • How cognition affects conditioning
  • Definition, theory and examples of observational learning
  • Observation and insight
  • Mirror neurons and imitation in the brain
  • Effects of prosocial and antisocial modeling

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13 Lessons in Chapter 8: Worth Publishers Psychology Chapter 7: Learning
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies

1. What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies

We all learn new things every day, but how is 'learning' defined in educational psychology? This lesson covers the definition of learning, different types of learning, and discusses learning styles.

Classical Conditioning in Psychology: Definition, Principles & Examples

2. 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.

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.

Behavioral Theory: Thorndike and the Law of Effect

4. Behavioral Theory: Thorndike and the Law of Effect

How can outside forces change the way we behave? Why are people's actions shaped by rewards, such as money or good grades, or punishments, such as losing money or feeling pain? This lesson is an introduction to the famous psychologist Thorndike and his foundational research on why consequences of behavior, such as rewards or punishments, affect our future choices.

What is Shaping in Psychology? - Definition & Examples

5. 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

6. 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.

Classical Conditioning vs. Operant Conditioning: Differences and Examples

7. Classical Conditioning vs. Operant Conditioning: Differences and Examples

This lesson will compare classical conditioning and operant conditioning. Examples are provided and key terms associated with each type of learning are defined.

Limits on Operant and Classical Conditioning

8. Limits on Operant and Classical Conditioning

This lesson will discuss reasons the association between a stimulus and a response can break down and prevent the success of classical and operant conditioning techniques.

How Cognition Affects Conditioning Processes

9. How Cognition Affects Conditioning Processes

Conditioning causes behavior changes through association. Because conditioning can often happen automatically and subconsciously, many people are surprised to learn that cognition is involved. Read on to find out how.

Observational Learning: Definition, Theory & Examples

10. 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.

Observational vs. Insight Learning: Albert Bandura & Wolfgang Kohler

11. 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.

Mirror Neurons and Imitation in the Brain

12. Mirror Neurons and Imitation in the Brain

After completing this lesson, you will be able to explain what mirror neurons are and how they help humans learn and develop empathy. A short quiz will follow.

The Effects of Prosocial and Antisocial Modeling

13. The Effects of Prosocial and Antisocial Modeling

The following lesson will cover a process of learning we undergo by observing the behavior of others and the effects that it can have on our own behavior.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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