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early learning theories held that learning could be explained by the behavioural "ABCs." What does ABC stand for

Antecedents (events preceding behaviour)
Behaviours
Consequences

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the mind was viewed as a ______ by the early learning theorists

black box

3

what were the 3 groups of rats that Tolman and Honzik examined learning through?

1) rewarded every time they completed the maze
2) not rewarded for the first 10 trials, but then rewarded starting on trial 11
3) never rewarded

4

latent learning

learning that is not immediately expressed by a response until the organism is reinforced for doing so

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stimulus organism response theory (S-O-R theory)

a theory suggesting that individual differences were based on peoples (or animals) cognitive interpretation of that situation - in other words, what that stimulus meant to them

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observational learning

changes in behaviour and knowledge that result from watching others

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is observational learning a good way to pass on knowledge?

highly efficient way to pass on knowledge

8

what are the 2 ways chimps gather termites? which is more efficient

1) some put their mouths over termite holes and wait
2) some have learned to use tools to gather termites. this is more efficient

9

what is the connection between observational learning and survival?

the greater the amount of time spent observing others, the greater the number of survival-enhancing behaviours are learned

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what are the 4 processes involved in observational learning?

1) attention
2) memory
3) reproduce
4) motivation

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briefly describe the 4 processes involved in observational learning

1) attention to the act or behaviour (the danger of shark week)
2) memory for it (different brain activity for receiving a reward vs. watching someone else receive it)
3) the ability to reproduce it (the benefits of watching someone else practice)
4) the motivation to do so (interacts with opportunity)

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imitation

recreating someone else's motor behaviour or expression, often to accomplish a specific

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imitation often involves what?

the mirror neuron system

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imitation is a way to learn what?

social rules