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Monday, November 5th, 2012
Introduction to
Psychology
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Adapting to the
Environment
OWhat is learning?
OProcess by which
experience produces a
relatively enduring change in
behaviour or capabilities
(knowing how)
ODistinguish between
O‘Knowing how’ or learning
and ‘doing’ or performance
OExperience may provide
knowledge but in science we
must measure the actual
performance.
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The Study of Learning
OBehaviourism
OFocused on how organisms learn
OExamined processes by which experience
influences behaviour
OLaws of learning applied to virtually all organisms
ONot mentalstates or fraud conflicts, because
they apparach all organisms like humans as a
blank slate
what the organism is doing and how it reacts
to things