Learning Behavior and Cognition

ISBN-10: 0534339255

ISBN-13: 9780534339258

Edition: 3rd 2000 (Revised)

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Without sacrificing intellectual rigor, this clear and beautifully written text shows how learning principles revealed in animal research can be applied to human behavior. Rather than leaving students with only classical conditioning, reinforcement, and formation of associations, Lieberman also reveals the relationship of learning to cognitive processes, such as memory and thinking. His coverage of the Rescorla-Wagner model-cited as "an especially lucid overview" in the Journal of Comparative Psychology-enables students to understand the importance of neural network models in learning research (a topic either ignored or not made clear in other texts) and to perceive the links between associative learning and higher cognitive processes.
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Book details

List price: $131.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 8/16/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 624
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Some Basic Assumptions
Is Behavior Lawful?
How Should We Discover Any Laws?
Behavioral and Cognitive Approaches
The Experimental Method
The Use of Animals
An Overview of Associative Learning
Classical Conditioning
Foundations of Classical Conditioning
The Associative Tradition
Pavlov's Conditioned Reflexes
The Need for Control Groups
What Behaviors Can Be Conditioned?
A Universal Process?
Principles and Applications
The Laws of Association
Contingency
Preparedness
Blocking
Applications of Conditioning
Theories of Conditioning
The Rescorla-Wagner Model
The Rescorla-Wagner Model: Deriving Predictions
Evaluating the Rescorla-Wagner Model
What Is Learned During Conditioning?
The Determinants of Performance
Conditioning in Humans
Operant Conditioning
Reinforcement
Thorndike's Law of Effect
Basic Procedures
The Reinforcer
Delay of Reinforcement
Schedules of Reinforcement
Motivation
Stimulus Control
Shaping
Applications of Reinforcement
Reinforcement in the Classroom
The Problem of Maintaining Behavior
Harmful Effects of Reinforcement
Alternatives to Reinforcement: Modeling
Alternatives to Reinforcement: Self-Control
Punishment and Extinction
Punishment
Side Effects of Punishment
Application: Children's Misbehavior
Extinction
Theoretical Processes in Associative Learning
What is Learned?
Early Views
Hull's S-R Theory
Tolman's Expectations
Habits and Expectations
Complex Learning
The Role of Memory and Attention
A Model of Human Memory
Working Memory
The Role of Attention in Coding
Coding Relationships
Retrieval
The Associative Stage
The Role of the Reinforcer
Is Reinforcement Automatic?
Is Reinforcement Necessary for Learning?
The Avoidance Paradox
Reinforcement and Conditioning
Choosing a Response
Learning in an Evolutionary Context
The General Process View
An Evolutionary Perspective
Are Classical Conditioning and Reinforcement Uniform Processes?
Variations on an Associative Theme
Concept Learning: Associative and Cognitive Processes
Concept Learning in Humans
Concept Learning in Animals
Abstract Concepts in Animals
The Neural Network Solution (To Association, Abstraction, and Everything ...)
Associative Learning and Cognition
References
Acknowledgements
Author Index
Subject Index
A Final Word
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