Discussion: Learning & Memory

Required ResourcesRead/review the following resources for this activity:

Textbook: Chapter 6, 7, 8, 9

Initial Post InstructionsFor the initial post, respond to one of the following options, and label the beginning of your post indicating either Option 1 or Option 2:

Option 1: What does it mean when you have learned something? Identify and describe an example of something you have learned recently using either the principles of classical conditioning, operant conditioning or observational learning/social-cognitive learning. Ensure that you describe your example using the appropriate terminology associated with each learning theory.
Option 2: Memory is a complex concept, why can we remember every word to a song we heard 10 years ago, but can’t remember why we walked into the kitchen less than 5 minutes ago? Why do we forget certain information, but remember others? Briefly describe a recent situation in which you forgot something important, referencing one of the theories of forgetting. What techniques could you have used to avoid forgetting this information?

Be sure to make connections between your ideas and conclusions and the research, concepts, terms, and theory we are discussing this week.

Writing Requirements

Minimum of 2 posts (1 initial & 1 follow-up)
Minimum of 2 sources cited (assigned readings/online lessons and an outside source)
APA format for in-text citations and list of references