posted by .

learning is defined as "an relatively permanent change in behavior that occurs as a result of experience". Is this a universal definition or does it vary by culture? Defend your position.

  • Business -

    I think it's a universal definition. However, there is a vast continuum of learning and the change of behavior varies a great deal.

    For instance, a young child burns his finger by touching a lighted candle and learns that fire is hot. This probably results in a permanent change in his behavior, and he doesn't stick his finger in a flame again.

    However, learning the states and capitals usually results in a short-term change in behavior. The student who aces the states and capitals test will probably forget many of them soon.

    Some learning may change as the person learns more. As a child, I detested the taste of pineapple and avoided it. However, as an adult I tasted ripe pineapple, found it delicious, and altered my behavior again.

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. thesis paper

    Please help me paraphrase this statement. Thus human behavior is the product of an ongoing interaction between social environments and internal motivations (gained from previous social experiences). These systems include the home, …
  2. Psych 230

    What influence does culture have on personality?
  3. psy/390

    What is the definition of learning? What role does behavior play in learning?
  4. human relations

    learning is generally considered a lasting change in behavior based on a) practice and experience b) practice and challenge c) challenge and experience d.) challenge and reinforcement
  5. psychology

    Any situation that involves learning a)requires some relatively permanent change to occur b)requires a great deal of effort. c)involves conscious determination d)is relatively automatic I'm working on my assignment and I am stuck on …
  6. General Psychology

    In considering the importance of culture to ethics please help me answer the below questions: 1. Are some cultures more moral than others?
  7. Psychology

    Human relations are universal, but those defined as basic or primary are: a. the same from culture to culture b.defined differently in different cultures
  8. help please

    Although its meaning may vary from one culture to the next, __________ appears to be an almost universal taboo. A. murder B. rape C. theft D. incest D am i correct?
  9. child development part 1

    whichpoint of view concerning growth and development does the definition describe.behavior changes as a result of observing people in various situations a.behaviorism learning theory c.humanism d.psychoanalytic theory my answer …
  10. Criminal Justice

    According to differential association theory, how does learning criminal behavior differ from learning other types of behavior?

More Similar Questions