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learn·ing the·o·ry

any of several prominent theories designed to explain learning, especially those promulgated by Pavlov, Thorndike, Guthrie, Hull, Kohler, Spence, Miller, Skinner, and their more modern followers.
See also: conditioning.

learning theory

Etymology: AS, leornian, to learn; Gk, theoria, speculation
a group of concepts and principles that attempts to explain the learning process. One concept, Guthrie's contiguous conditioning premise, postulates that each response becomes permanently linked with stimuli present at the time so that contiguity rather than reinforcement is a part of the learning process.

learn·ing the·o·ry

(lĕrning thēŏr-ē)
Any of several prominent theories designed to explain learning, especially those promulgated by Pavlov, Thorndike, Skinner, and their followers.
See also: conditioning

learning theory

The theory that learning occurs by application of laws of learning. Learning represents a change in behavior due to practice, education, and experience.
See also: theory
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