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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