A comparison of two main language theories the learning theory and the biological theory

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The rats quickly learnt to go straight to the lever after a few times of being put in the box. Group 2: 12 girls and 12 boys were shown a model shown a non-aggressive model. Softer determinism of the social learning approach theory as it recognises an element of choice as to whether we imitate a behavior or not. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. They are based on our previous experience. Today, researchers are concentrating on topics like cognitive load and information processing theory. The s were designated "The Decade of the Brain", and advances took place in neuroscience at an especially rapid pace. What hooks you? However, the theory of multiple intelligences is often cited as an example of pseudoscience because it lacks empirical evidence or falsifiability. The children were aggressive towards a doll which they know does not feel pain and cannot retaliate; their behavior might be different towards another child. The theory does not explain why the boys imitated the physical aggressive behavior more than the girls. Similarly, William Cobern 's idea of contextual constructivism encompasses the effects of culture and society on experience. In scientific areas in the classroom, constructivist teachers provide raw data and physical materials for the students to work with and analyze. The Id is motivated by the pleasure principle; it demands instant gratification of its needs. Punishment: this is an unpleasant consequence.

The behaviorist approach proposes that apart from a few innate reflexes and the capacity for learning, all complex behavior is learned from the environment. Gestalt psychologists criticize behaviorists for being too dependent on overt behavior to explain learning. The Mind AO1 The mind is divided in three parts: The conscious: this is the part we are aware of and can access without any effort.

Issues and debates Cognitive AO3 Free will Vs determinism The position of the approach is unclear as it argues on one hand that we the way we process information is determined by our past experience schemas.

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The example essays in Kibin's library were written by real students for real classes. Negative reinforcement: occurs when performing an action stops something unpleasant happening. The bell had become the conditioned stimulus and salivation had become the conditioned response.

For example being grounded for not doing your psychology homework. Evolution AO1 Charles Darwin proposed the theory of natural selection. We see them as sharing some characteristics with us i.

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Denial: the existence of unpleasant internal or external realities is denied and kept out of conscious awareness, e.

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