Thorndike’s Law Of Belongingness

Thorndike’s Law of Belongingness was proposed to explain animal learning. This principle states that only related responses, hence belonging to the learning context, are learned. For instance, a cat in a puzzle box learned how to press the latch to get out. It learned to associate certain paw movements with the opening of the box whereas it did not learn to associate impertinent actions such as ear pricking with getting out.

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