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Introduction to Psychology: The Psychology of Learning (FutureLearn)

Explore how new behaviours are learnt by examining different types of psychological conditioning. Understand the different ways we learn. How do people learn different behaviours? How does biology affect our ability to learn new things? On this course you will answer these questions and others, exploring the difference between learned and instinctive behaviours, and considering different approaches to how we learn – for instance, you’ve probably heard of Pavlov and his dog – this is an example of classical conditioning.

But you’ll also learn about operant conditioning (learning behaviours based on positive or negative consequences), and observational learning (watching other people and imitating their behaviour).