FocusAssociations between identifiable environmental stimuli and observable measurable behaviors
- Knowledge is … repertoire of behaviors
- Knowing is … behaving (triggered by stimuli)
- Learner is … an organism-in-context
- Learning is … changes in behavior (linking stimuli to responses)
- Teaching is … training; engineering behavior (through deliberate conditioning)
SynopsisHabituation and Extinction occur when a learner gradually decreases its responses (or stops responding) to a stimulus. Habituation refers to reductions in innate behaviors (e.g., no longer being startled by a loud noise), and Extinction refers to reductions in learned behaviors (e.g., no longer rolling a ball into a hole).
Authors and/or Prominent InfluencesSee Behaviorisms.
Status as a Theory of LearningHabituation and Extinction are two forms of learning that are studied within Behaviorisms.
Status as a Theory of TeachingSee Behaviorisms.
Status as a Scientific TheorySee Behaviorisms.
Please cite this article as:
Davis, B., & Francis, K. (2019). “Habituation and Extinction” in Discourses on Learning in Education. https://learningdiscourses.com.
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