Introduction to Psychology: The Psychology of Learning

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Introduction to Psychology: The Psychology of Learning

What is the course about?

Introduction to Psychology: The Psychology of Learning
The course Introduction to Psychology: The Psychology of Learning is an online class provided by Monash University through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Explore how new behaviours are learnt by examining different types of psychological conditioning.
Course description
  • Understand the different ways we learn
  • 2 weeks
  • How do people learn different behaviours? How does biology affect our ability to learn new things?
  • On this course you will answer these questions and others, exploring the psychology of learning. You will consider the difference between learned and instinctive behaviours and approaches to how we learn – for instance, you’ve probably heard of Pavlov and his dog, an example of classical conditioning. But you’ll also learn about operant conditioning (learning behaviours based on positive or negative consequences), and observational learning (watching other people and imitating their behaviour).
  • This course is part of our Study with Australia collection, with free upgrades and digital certificates supported by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission until 30 June, 2020. Explore more courses from leading Australian education providers.
  • What is learning?
  • Classical conditioning
  • Operant conditioning
  • Observational learning
  • Discuss the term ‘learning’.
  • Interpret the influence of behaviourism on the study of learning.
  • Explain the basic principles of classical and operant conditioning.
  • Identify the role of classical and/or operant conditioning in a real-world situation.
  • Explain how biological factors can influence some forms of learning.
  • This introductory course is for anyone interested in psychology – you don’t need any past experience.
  • It might be of particular use to learners who have already completed a Bachelor degree in other disciplines who are interested in expanding their science and research skills.
  • Monash University
  • Monash University is one of Australia’s leading universities, ranked in the world’s top 1% by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It was established in Melbourne in 1958.

Prerequisites & Facts

Introduction to Psychology: The Psychology of Learning

Course Topic

Psychology, Psychology & Mental Health, Teaching

University, College, Institution

Monash University

Course Skill Level

Course Language


Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)



Degree & Cost

Introduction to Psychology: The Psychology of Learning

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / Monash University you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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