Learning Conspective: The Learning Perspective

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The learning perspective is defined as the psychological approach that emphasizes how the environment and experience affect a person 's or animal 's actions: It includes behaviorism and social-cognitive learning theories. These theories can then be further broken down into insight, latent learning, and models. Insight occurs when, after encountering a problem for some time, one suddenly realizes how to solve a problem. One must be immersed in the problem so that when a break is taken, the subconscious works on the problem and solves it. Another learning theory involves latent learning. In this theory, concepts may be learned but not used until reinforcement is added. When a reinforcement or reward is involved, then latent learning becomes visible. Imagine that you have been learning about diabetes in your biology class during the last week of the school year. At this point of the year, all motivation to learn is lost. How is the learning perspective currently used in Biology?…show more content…
Have you ever noticed that when you set a song as ringtone on your phone, every time you hear the song playing from your phone even if you know it’s your playlist playing you still have that urge to check your phone to see if it is a call? That’s how the learning perspective came along. According to Carver and Scheier (2000), the learning perspective determines an individual’s personality due to an accumulated set of learned habits, routines and experiences had during his/her existence, and explain the changes in the behaviour caused by practices. They also concluded that the learning perspective lies at the nurture end of the nature-nurture debate and concerning the person-situation debate it lies at the 'situation ' end. To mould a personality or behaviour as permanent change, the individual must undergo
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