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Latent Learning, Transfer Learning and Insight Learning

What significance does latent learning,transfer learning and insight learning have in everyday life?

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1. What significance does latent learning, transfer learning and insight learning have in everyday life?

LATENT LEARNING

Latent Learning is a form of learning in animals that is not immediately expressed in an overt response; it occurs without obvious reinforcement to be applied later. The term incidental learning is most often used in human populations. Latent learning is when an organism learns something in its life, but the knowledge is not immediately expressed. It remains dormant, and may not be available to consciousness, until certain circumstances allow or require it to be expressed. This is significant in everyday life, as we are continually applying knowledge that we previously learned. For instance a child may observe a parent setting the table, turning the television on and off or tightening a screw, but does not act on this learning for a year; then he finds she knows how to do these things, even though she has never done them before. You might watch a gardening show and learn about a type of fertilizer that is ...

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This solution defines and discusses the significance that latent learning, transfer learning and insight learning has in everyday life.

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