Learning theory

by Dr Hayley K Andrews and reviewed by Dr David Veale

 

Learning theoryLearning outcomes:

 

By the end of this module, you should have an understanding of the following concepts:

 

  • classical conditioning and the process of a neutral stimulus becoming conditioned to produce a conditioned response

     

  • operant conditioning with an understanding of the importance of reinforcement and punishment, and the impact of the various schedules of reinforcement

     

  • social learning theory and the concept that as humans we learn to imitate the important models around us

     

  • a cognitive perspective on learning theory

     

  • the use of the above theories in clinical work today.

 

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