the way in which an animal/person responds to a situation or stimulus
before conditioning this stimulus doesn’t naturally bring about interest or a response
stimulus that naturally receives a response without being learned
natural, innate, reflexive response; unlearned
once the neutral stimulus, paired with a UCS to bring about a response formerly caused by the UCS
a response that, after conditioning, follows a previously neutral stimulus
a previously conditioned response decreases in frequency and eventually disappears
the reemergence of an extinguished conditioned response after a period of rest and no further conditioning
a conditioned response follows a stimulus that is similar to the original conditioned stimulus
if two stimuli are sufficiently different from each other that one brings about the conditioned response but the other does not
the process by which a stimulus increases the probability that a preceding behavior will be repeated
any stimulus that increases the probability that a preceding behavior will occur again
a stimulus added to the environment that brings about an increase in a preceding response
an unpleasant stimulus whose removal leads to an increase in a preceding response
a stimulus that decreases the probability that a preceding behavior will happen again
adding an unpleasant stimulus to the environment
removing a pleasant stimulus from the environment
reinforcing of a behavior every time it occurs
reinforcing of a behavior some, but not all, of the time it occurs
reinforcement is given only after a specific number of responses are made
reinforcement occurs after a varying number of responses
the process of teaching a complex behavior by rewarding closer and closer approximations of the desired behavior
focuses on the thought processes, cognitions, that underline learning
Learning in which a new behavior is acquired but is not demonstrated until some incentive is provided for displaying it
learning by watching the behavior of another person

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Unit 6: Learning


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Chapter 6 LEARNING




Frequently Asked Questions

What is a crossword?

Crossword puzzles have been published in newspapers and other publications since 1873. They consist of a grid of squares where the player aims to write words both horizontally and vertically.

Next to the crossword will be a series of questions or clues, which relate to the various rows or lines of boxes in the crossword. The player reads the question or clue, and tries to find a word that answers the question in the same amount of letters as there are boxes in the related crossword row or line.

Some of the words will share letters, so will need to match up with each other. The words can vary in length and complexity, as can the clues.

Who is a crossword suitable for?

The fantastic thing about crosswords is, they are completely flexible for whatever age or reading level you need. You can use many words to create a complex crossword for adults, or just a couple of words for younger children.

Crosswords can use any word you like, big or small, so there are literally countless combinations that you can create for templates. It is easy to customise the template to the age or learning level of your students.

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How do I choose the clues for my crossword?

Once you’ve picked a theme, choose clues that match your students current difficulty level. For younger children, this may be as simple as a question of “What color is the sky?” with an answer of “blue”.

Are crosswords good for students?

Crosswords are a great exercise for students' problem solving and cognitive abilities. Not only do they need to solve a clue and think of the correct answer, but they also have to consider all of the other words in the crossword to make sure the words fit together.

Crosswords are great for building and using vocabulary.

If this is your first time using a crossword with your students, you could create a crossword FAQ template for them to give them the basic instructions.

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Can I create crosswords in other languages?

Crosswords are a fantastic resource for students learning a foreign language as they test their reading, comprehension and writing all at the same time. When learning a new language, this type of test using multiple different skills is great to solidify students' learning.

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