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Chapter 7 Notes

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Chapter 7 Notes CEP 315

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These notes are from the powerpoint and cover the important material from Chapter 7 of the textbook
Educational Psychology
Cathy Parisi
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Date Created: 07/23/16
Chapter 7: Behavioral Views of Learning Behavioral Learning Theory • Theorists focus on external events as the cause of changes in observable behaviors. • The principle of contiguity states that when two or more sensations occur together often  enough, they will become associated. • Classical conditioning—involuntary responses are trained to occur as a result of a  stimulus that previously had no effect • Operant conditioning—voluntary responses are learned as the result of reinforcement or  punishment Classical Conditioning • Neutral stimulus—stimulus not connected to response • Unconditioned stimulus—stimulus automatically produces and involuntary response • Unconditioned response—naturally occurring involuntary response • Conditioned stimulus—stimulus evokes an emotional or physiological response after  conditioning • Conditioned response—learned behavior resulting from a previously neutral stimulus Reinforcement • Positive reinforcement—pleasurable consequence strengthens behavior • Negative reinforcement—removal of aversive strengthens behavior • Reinforcement increases behavior Punishment • Consequence causes a decrease in behavior. • Presentation punishment (type 1)—adding a stimulus after the behavior decreases the  behavior • Removal punishment (type 2)—taking away a stimulus following the behavior decreases  the behavior Reinforcement Schedules • Continuous reinforcement—reinforced for every response • Intermittent reinforcement—reinforced after some but not all responses  ratio schedule—reinforced based on number of responses between reinforcers  interval schedule—reinforced based on amount of time between reinforcers  fixed schedule—number of responses or amount of time remains constant  variable schedule—number of responses or amount of time changes Vocab • Extinction:  removal of all reinforcement causes the response to disappear • Cueing:  providing an antecedent (event preceding behavior) before a specific behavior  occurs • Prompting:  a reminder that follows a cue to ensure reaction to the cue • Premack Principle:  a more preferred activity will reinforce a less preferred activity • Response cost:  loss of reinforcers • Social isolation:  removal of student from reinforcement (time out) • Contingency contract:  teacher draws up individual contract with each student describing  what student must do to earn reinforcement • Token economy:  tokens are earned for appropriate behavior and can be exchanged for  reinforcers • Self­management:  goal setting, monitoring progress, evaluating progress, self­ reinforcement Observational Learning (vicarious learning) • Bandura (1965)  • By observing others we can learn. • The performance of those actions depends on reinforcement and punishment.


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