latent learning


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latent learning

n
(Psychology) psychol learning mediated neither by reward nor by the expectation of reward
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Latent learning was assessed using the water finding task and the antidepressant activity of the three varieties of Maca was evaluated using the forced swimming test.
Traditionally, spatial learning bad been thought to depend on gestaltic non-associative processes, and well established phenomena such as latent learning or instantaneous transfer have been taken to provide evidence for this sort of cognitive mapping.
Leaders are in the best position to translate the latent learning from the classroom into practical action outside of class.