Learning Experience

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Learning Experience
Myra Midd
July 22, 2010
Dr. Kristi Hendrix

Learning Experience
Psychologist define learning as “a relatively permanent change in behavior or mental process because of practice or experience” (Carpenter and Huffman, 2010, Ch. 5) In other words Learning is characterized as the method of developing fresh accomplishment, behavior, knowledge, use or taste. Learning is an alteration evolved as an outcome of experience. This paper analyses a personal learning experience in relation with several prospects of the learning theory.
Identify what you learned from the experience or experiences. * When I was a little girl I did not like sleeping alone in my room so my mother allowed me to sleep with her until I fell asleep. Once I was asleep she would carry me to my bed and I continued to sleep with no interruptions. One night, my step dad had come home drunk, I heard him go to my mother’s side. As I was opening my eyes, I saw my step dad strike my mother in the face. I started screaming at him to leave her alone. My brother came out of his room and began to threaten him to leave her alone. He turned to him and began to charge after him but my brother ran for safety in the bathroom. I just sat on my mother’s bed crying. My mom began to tell him to pack his bags and leave but that’s when my step dad began to cry and ask for forgiveness. My mom tried to console me from the living room, stating that everything was okay, but I knew that everything was not okay. I remember telling myself that I would never let a man lay their hands on me, and if they do, I would not stay hit, it will definitely fight back. From that point forward, my love for my step dad began to diminish. * * * Describe how your learning could have occurred through classical conditioning. Identify the unconditioned stimulus, the unconditioned response,…...

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