Cognitive Learning

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  • Cognitive Learning
    • Goes beyond associative or S-R theories
    • Many psychologists feel there are INTERVENING VARIABLES
      • Intervening variables
        • Mental processes occurring between the stimulus being received and the response
    • No trial and error
    • Sometimes known as insight learning
    • Kohler
      • Chimps put in cage
        • Banana hanging from ceiling
          • Had to put box underneath to get to banana
            • Chimps used memory and past experiences to get to banana
              • Only 1 out of 7 got the banana without help


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