AP Psychology

Spring 2010

“Learning helps us adapt to our environment…Through classical conditioning, we learn to anticipate events, such as being fed or experiencing pain…While in classical conditioning we learn to associate two stimuli, in operant conditioning we learn to associate a response and its consequence...Researchers have also studied the effects of positive and negative reinforcers, primary and conditioned reinforcers, and immediate and delayed reinforcers…A third type of learning is calls observational learning…Children tend to imitate what a model does and says, whether the behavior is prosocial or antisocial. Research suggests that violence on television leads to aggressive behavior by children and teenagers who watch the programs.”

Chapter 8: Activities