Key words and terms for learning theories

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Associationist- the theory that the mind is composed of elements usually referred to as sensations and ideas which are organized by means of various associations

Cueing- set a piece of audio or video material used with demonstrations

Gestaltists- a practitioner of the principles of Gestalt psychology.

Gestalt psychology- an attempt to understand the laws behind the ability to acquire and maintain meaningful perceptions in an apparently chaotic world.

Insight learning- immediate or clear learning or understanding without obvious trial and error

Intervening variables- a hypothetical variable variable used to explain links between other variables


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