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Basic Concepts in Classical Conditioning

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This collection of documents aims to explain the systemic part of this approach. It is based mainly on a lecture in comparative psychology kindly provided by Durham psychologist Bob Kentridge. All documents belonging to this lecture are marked as such on the bottom of each document.

http://brembs.net/classical/

 

How do people learn? Bandura v Piaget

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Read these short essays (make sure you read the readers' comments below them - if any), search for additional information on each topic and then compare and contrast the two.

Bandura - http://www.funderstanding.com/content/observational-learning

Piaget - http://www.funderstanding.com/content/piaget

Read these short essays (make sure you read the readers' comments below them), search for additional information on each topic and then compare and contrast the two.

Constructivism - http://www.funderstanding.com/content/constructivism

Behaviorism - http://www.funderstanding.com/content/behaviorism

Vending Machine Illustration

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What caption would you write for the image below if you were using it in the context of conditioning and learning? Can you find some other good images that could be used to illustrace C&L concepts?

 

Thorndike v Guthrie v Hull (Various Theories)

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Connectionism (E. Thorndike) - http://tip.psychology.org/thorn.html

Contiguity Theory (E. Guthrie) - http://tip.psychology.org/guthrie.html

Drive Reduction Theory (C. Hull) - http://tip.psychology.org/hull.html

Compare and contrast these three theories.