Introduction to Learning and Behavior

The main ideas of the passage:

  • Improve in studying habits.
  • Improve in romantic relationships.
  • Understanding eating disorders.
  • Overcoming fear of spiders.

Experiments on animals usually make students bored and uninterested in studying them. However, aspects derived from these experiments can improve studying habits and romantic relationships. Also, help people to understand the nature of eating disorders and stop being afraid of spiders. For instance, having a pet can help to develop an empathy skill, which is crucial in healthy relationships and leads to the growth of commitment and couple identity. Moreover, experiments on animals’ behavior might help to change a person’s attitude to studying. Firstly, having an animal in the school classroom is an interactive part of education, which increases the desire to learn productively. Secondly, experimenting on animals expands human cognition in different aspects of life and changes the way things are studied (Powell et al., 2017). Experiments on animals are also widely practiced in understanding eating disorders. Some species, specifically rats and mice, have approximately the same genes as humans have the same reaction on such conditions as a strong diet, drugs, or abundant eating. For example, there was 40% of baseline food intake for experimental rats until 25% of weight loss, then chronic starvation at 24 hours wheel (Powell et al., 2017). The result is closely connected to human reality because of the reduced astrocyte density, there was a reduction in brain volume, which is often seen in the human brain. Furthermore, learning about animals can help to beat phobias like Arachnophobia (Powell et al., 2017). People are rarely afraid of dogs because they are attractive, and people are interested in communicating with them. However, spiders do not have an attractive appearance, so people are not interested in them, therefore, being afraid of these species. Reading articles or watching scientific broadcasts is expanding humans’ minds and making them more versatile, leading to a broader understanding of the world and an easier life in it.


Powell, R.A., Honey, P.L., & Symbaluk, D. G. (2017). Introduction to learning and behavior. (5th ed). Cengage.

Cite this paper

Select style


PsychologyWriting. (2023, January 25). Introduction to Learning and Behavior. Retrieved from


PsychologyWriting. (2023, January 25). Introduction to Learning and Behavior.

Work Cited

"Introduction to Learning and Behavior." PsychologyWriting, 25 Jan. 2023,


PsychologyWriting. (2023) 'Introduction to Learning and Behavior'. 25 January.


PsychologyWriting. 2023. "Introduction to Learning and Behavior." January 25, 2023.

1. PsychologyWriting. "Introduction to Learning and Behavior." January 25, 2023.


PsychologyWriting. "Introduction to Learning and Behavior." January 25, 2023.