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Learning and behavior

Author: James E Mazur
Publisher: New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Eighth editionView all editions and formats
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Reviewing how people and animals learn and how their behaviours are changed as a result of learning, this text describes the most important principles, theories, controversies, and experiments that pertain to learning and behaviour that are applicable to diverse species and different learning situations. Both classic studies and recent trends and developments are explored, providing a comprehensive survey of the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James E Mazur
ISBN: 9781138689947 1138689947
OCLC Number: 957077491
Description: xviii, 392 pages ; 27 cm
Contents: 1. History, background, and basic concepts --
2. Innate behavior patterns and habituation --
3. Basic principles of classical conditioning --
4. Theories and research on classical conditioning --
5. Basic principles of operant conditioning --
6. Reinforcement schedules : experimental analyses and applications --
7. Avoidance and punishment --
8. Theories and research on operant conditioning --
9. Stimulus control and concept learning --
10. Comparative cognition --
11. Observational learning and motor skills --
12. Choice.
Responsibility: James E. Mazur.

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Reviewing how people and animals learn and how their behaviours are changed as a result of learning, this text describes the most important principles, theories, controversies, and experiments that pertain to learning and behaviour that are applicable to diverse species and different learning situations. Both classic studies and recent trends and developments are explored, providing a comprehensive survey of the field. Although the behavioural approach is emphasised, many cognitive theories are covered as well, along with a chapter on comparative cognition. Real-world examples and analogies make the concepts and theories more concrete and relevant to students.

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