Understanding learning and perception in greater detail

Dr. Archana Shukla

Lucknow: The first session on the fourth day of the workshop for the UGC-NET aspirants happening under the supervision of Dr. Archana Shukla, Head, Department of Psychology, was on the topic of “Learning and Perception”. The speaker was Dr. Hansika Singhal, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Lucknow. She began her lecture by introducing the key theories and researches like Classical and Operant Conditioning.

She also explored the concepts like habituation, brain changes during conditioning, reinforcement schedules, learned helplessness and taste aversion learning. Then, she moved to the second part of session which was Perception. She started with the fundamentals of sensation. From there, she delved into concepts like perceptual constancies, illusions, and depth perception. She wrapped up the session with a quiz based on previous years’ NET questions, helping students get familiar with exam pattern.

The speaker for the second session was Dr. Manini Srivastava, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Lucknow, Lucknow. She delivered a lecture on “Experimental Designs”. She began by emphasizing the significance of a well-structured experimental design in achieving valid research outcomes. The lecture covered various key topics including randomization, replication, and blocking, which are fundamental to minimizing bias and maximizing the accuracy of experimental results. Participants were introduced to different types of experimental designs. Dr. Manini illustrated each concept with real-world examples, with an emphasis on ensuring the validity and reliability of findings. The session was interactive, with participants engaging in discussions and posing questions, which she addressed with detailed explanations.

At the end of both the sessions, the speakers were honoured with a Certificate of Appreciation and a vote of thanks was extended to them by Dr. Megha Singh, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Lucknow.


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