Learning Theory

Learning Theory


This lesson will discuss the components that support learning theorists view that habits (behavior) make up the structure of personality. 

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Introduction to Psychology

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  • Trait Situation Interaction

    Traits are not good predictors of behavior because the environment may have a bigger impact.

  • Habits

    Learned patterns of behavior coming from drives, cues, responses, and consequences (rewards and punishments).

  • Drive

    Any stimulus that impels a person into action.

  • Cue

    Environmental signals that direct different responses.

  • Response

    Actions or behavior.

  • Reward

    Positive consequence that increases the likelihood of a behavior occurring again.

  • Punishment

    Negative consequence that decreases the likelihood of a behavior occurring again.

  • Social Anxiety

    Tend to be nervous around other people and more comfortable alone.