Paired Associate Learning Experiment
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... Running head: Paired Associate Learning Experiment Introduction Psychologists from different theoretical perspectives have taken an interest in the way human being acquire new information. There are two major perspectives, which have been used by psychologists in the study of human learning and memory. These are behaviorism and cognitive psychology (Murdock, 1961). Behaviorists posit that there is no need to refer to knowledge or any other concepts like “attention, perception, memory, or “thought” to understand the behaviour (Murdock, 1961). This way, they focus on the observable behaviors instead of mental activity. Cognitive psychologists, on the other hand, seek to understand the inner mental...