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Station 3 – Learning (Pages 291 – 299, 304 – 311)
IVA-1.1 Discuss learning from a psychological viewpoint.
IVA-1.2 Recognize learning as a vehicle to promote adaptation through experience.
IVA-2.1 Describe the classical conditioning paradigm.
IVA-3.1 Describe the operant conditioning paradigm.
1. As you read, write down the key terms in your notes. You should be able to
identify the definition if I give you the key term and the key term if I give you
the definition. If you are not sure of what a term or definition means, ask
your group members, then ask Ms. Martinez.
2. Next, answer the essential questions in your notes. These come from the
3. Finally, choose at least 1 of the review activities at the bottom of the page to
work on. If you finish early, start working on another.
Essential Questions:
1. What is associative learning? Create 3 examples using your own experience.
2. In a few sentences, how does classical conditioning work?
3. What happens during each of the 3 steps (before, during, and after) of
classical conditioning?
4. What are the processes of acquisition, extinction, spontaneous recovery,
generalization, and discrimination?
5. What is operant conditioning? How is it different from classical conditioning?
6. What are the main types of reinforcers?
7. Describe the 4 main reinforcement schedules. How are they similar and how
are they different?
8. What is the difference between punishment and reinforcement?
Review Activities
1. Create a Venn diagram, double bubble map, or other visual technique to
explain the important similarities and differences between classical
conditioning and operant conditioning.
2. See the sheet with activity 2 and try to determine whether each scenario is
an example of classical conditioning or operant conditioning.
3. Create an example of each of the processes from essential question #4.