Flashcards in Psychology Deck (8):
The theory relating to Edward Thorndike
What did Thorndike believe about habits?
The more often you are exposed to something, a habit then forms
What did Thorndike describe all mental processes to be like?
All mental processes can be described as operation of acquired/inherited bonds between stimulus and a response
What are the 3 first laws (Thorndike)?
• the law of readiness
• the law of exercise
• the law of effect
Explain what the Law of Readiness implies
• the degree of preparedness (physical, emotional or developmental) and eagerness to learn
Explain what Law of Exercise implies
• the things that are most often repeated, are best remembered
Explain the Law of Effect
• this is based on the emotional reaction and motivation of the learner
• learning is strengthened with a pleasant/satisfying feeling and weakened with an unpleasant feeling