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Learning Theory

Learning Theory

Author: Barbara Ludins
Description:

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

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Terms to Know
Cue

Environmental signals that direct different responses.

Drive

Any stimulus that impels a person into action.

Habits

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

Punishment

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

Response

Actions or behavior.

Reward

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

Social Anxiety

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

Trait Situation Interaction

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