GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology Learning-Learning Theories, Applications and Issues Study Material (Page 2 of 12)

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Learning: Factors Affecting Learning


Factors Affecting Learning

  • Partial vs. Continuous Reinforcement: Subject is not rewarded every time for making a response in partial reinforcement and therefore it leads to greater persistence in behavior than continuous reinforcement.
  • Inter-Stimulus Time: Time between presentations of stimulus is important in both classical and operant c

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Organic Model of Man: Basic Assumptions of Organic Model


It is the earliest of all models and acquired great prominence in initial days but slowly receded back against the humanistic and mechanical models. However, with advancement of neurological sciences this model gained prominence again.

Organic model describes man as an organism with the following properties

  • Has growth, life or development cycle
  • Has the ability to adapt, learn, and evolve
  • Has emergent behavior
  • Undergoes steady change or growth (as opposed to instant change)
  • Has regulatory feedback
  • Is composed of heterogeneous (diverse) interdependent parts


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