a. Identify learning as a relatively permanent change in behavior based on experience.
b. Explain the behavioral approach to learning.
c. Compare and contrast the paradigms of classical and operant conditioning.
d. Describe changes in behavior using the social learning theory.
a. Describe the components of the human information processing system, include: sensory memory, attention, short term memory (working memory), encoding, long term memory, and retrieval.
b. Evaluate strategies that enhance memory, include: mnemonics, maintenance rehearsal, and elaborative rehearsal.
c. Analyze theories of forgetting, include, encoding failure, decay, proactive/retroactive interference, types of amnesia (retrograde, anterograde, source, and infantile).
d. Explain the phenomena involved in problem solving and decision-making, include: heuristics, algorithms, biases, expectancies, and mental set.
a. Chart physical changes of a human being from conception through late adulthood.
b. Explain the developmental models of Freud, Piaget, Kohlberg, and Erikson.
c. Compare and contrast the theories of language and language acquisition, include: Chomsky, Skinner, and Whorf.
d. Describe the role of critical periods in development.
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