Chapter 7: Learning
How Do We Learn?
What is learning, and what are some basic forms of learning?
Learning: the process of acquiring new and relatively enduring information or behaviors.
Humans learn by association, our minds naturally connect events that happen in order.
Associative learning: learning that certain events occur together; the events may be two stimuli (classical conditioning) or a response and its consequence (operant conditioning).
Stimulus: any event or situation that evokes a response.
Cognitive learning: the acquisition of mental information, whether by observing events, by watching others, or through language.
What are the basic components of classical conditioning, and what was behaviorism’s view of learning?