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Human Learning and Memory
A brief overview of learning and memory processes.
# 152748 | 826 words | 7 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on Apr 25, 2013 in Psychology (General)

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The paper outlines the four different types of learners that are visual learners, auditory learners, tactile/kinesthetic learners and those who learn through the intellect. The paper briefly discusses the role of conditioning, the process of reinforcement and the
role of punishment, and then outlines the memory formation process and the three different types of memory: sensory memory, short-term memory and long-term memory. Finally, the paper mentions the relationship that exists between remembering and understanding.

Four Forms of Learning
The Role of Conditioning
The Role of Reinforcement
The Role of Punishment
Memory Formation Process
Learning and Memory

From the Paper:

"There are four different structures of learning. The first is visual learners who learn through seeing. These learners often must observe body language and facial expression in order to fully understand content. The second is auditory learners who learn through listening. These people learn best through verbal instruction, deliberations and talking things through while listening. Auditory learners often understand the fundamental meanings of speech through listening to tone of voice, pitch and speed. The next type is that of tactile/kinesthetic learners. These people learn by moving, doing and touching. These people learn best through a concrete approach while vigorously discovering the physical world around them. The last type is that of learning through the intellect. These people learn in a more abstract verbal way as opposed to the others (Learning Styles Explained, n.d.).
"The role of conditioning: Classical is a straightforward form of learning in which a person learns that one stimulus predicts that a significant event will occur. In humans, classical conditioning is often thought to be an example of non-declarative learning or implicit learning which can happen without conscious awareness. People who have an injury to the hippocampus, which is a brain structure that is important for new declarative learning, are often able to condition just as well as healthy people (Classical Conditioning, n.d.)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • About Memory Formation in the Brain. (2010). Retrieved September 1, 2010, from e-How Web site:
  • Atkinson, Richard C. and Wickens, Thomas D. (n.d.). Human Memory and the Concept of Reinforcement. Retrieved September 1, 2010, from Web site: ept%20of%20reinforcement.pdf
  • Cherry, Kendra. (2010). Memory. Retrieved September 1, 2010, from About Web site:
  • Classical Conditioning. (n.d.). Retrieved September 1, 2010, from Memory Loss & The Brain Web site:
  • Human Memory. (n.d.). Retrieved September 1, 2010, from Web site:

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