Describe the concept of learning.
Distinguish between learning and performance.
Compare and contrast the conceptual approaches to the study of learning.
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Learning refers to a change in behavior or knowledge that is due to some experience. Fo rinstance, learning can help explain phenomena ranging from expressed fears to the development of personality traits. As an example, based on the theories of conditioning, affective or emotional components associated with attitudes can be changed through learning processes. Several theories have been proposed to explain changes in fears or phobias based on principles of conditioning. Conditioning involves learning association between an individual and events that occur in his or her environment. The most popular theories of conditioning related to learning were introduced by Ivan Pavlov. Pavlov theories include two forms of conditioning: classical and operant conditioning.
Classical conditioning is a type of learning in which a stimulus (sights, sound smells, etc) is required to evoke a response. An example of a classical condition ...
This solution compares and contrasts the concepts of learning and performance. Several theories are presented to explain changes in behavior based on principles of conditoning as it relates to learning.
* Calculate the mean, median, range, variance, and standard deviation for revenues, profits, and employees.
* Convert the data for each variable to a z-value, and compare BankTen to the average bank for each variable.
* Identify the variable that had the greatest relative variation among the banks in the study.
* Create a new variable: Profits per employee. Create a frequency distribution and histogram for this variable, and calculate the mean, median, and standard deviation. Describe how BankTen compares with other banks in terms of profits per employee.
* Identify how many banks have a profit per employee more than two standard deviations beyond the mean.
* Identify the 25th and 75th percentile for profits per employee, as well as the percentile score of BankTen.