Learning Theory

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  • Created on: 12-03-16 22:00

classical conditioning 

  • this is turning an unconditioned stimluls into a conditioned stimulus therefore turning an unconditioded response to a conditioned response 
  • if a child gets given a plesant reward they are therefore a lot more likely to repeat the behaviour 
  • if a child gets given a negative consequence they are a lot less likely to repeat the behaviour 

operant conditioning 

  • this is learning through reinforcement 
  • if a certain behaviour is repated more than once with a positive outcome each time the behaviour is more likely to be reinforced positively so the behaviour will be repeated again but if it is reinforced negatively it is less likely to be repeated again 


- one of the major weaknesses of learning theory is that it over estimates the role that food plays: the theory…


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