Learning and Behavior

ISBN-10: 0131931636

ISBN-13: 9780131931633

Edition: 6th 2012 (Revised)

Authors: James E. Mazur

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nbsp;Widely acclaimed for its thoroughness and clarity, this contemporary survey of the field of learning offers comprehensive coverage of both classic studies and the most recent developments and trendswith an emphasis on the importance of learning principles in everyday life. Many real-world examples and analogies make the often abstract concepts and theories of the field more concrete and relevant, and most chapters include sections that describe how the theories and principles have been used in the applied field of behavior modification.Chapter topics include classical conditioning, operant conditioning, avoidance and punishment, theories and research on operant conditioning, stimulus control and concept formation, learning by observation, and much more.For individuals with an interest in psychology-especially learning, conditioning, and the experimental analysis of behavior.
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List price: $177.40
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 4/25/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

The Psychology of Learning and Behavior
The Search for General Principles in Learning
The Nature of Scientific Theories
Behavioral and Cognitive Approaches to Learning
On Free Will, Determinism, and Chaos Theory Summary
Review Questions
Simple Ideas, Simple Associations, and Simple Cells
Early Theories about the Association of Ideas Ebbinghaus's
Experiments on Memory Physiological Facts and Theories
Related to Associationism Summary Review Questions
Innate Behavior Patterns and Habituation
Characteristics of Goal-Directed Systems Reflexes
Tropisms and Orientation Sequences of Behavior Innate Human
Abilities and Predispositions Habituation Summary Review Questions
Basic Principles of Classical Conditioning Pavlov's
Discovery and Its Impact Basic Conditioning Phenomena
The Importance of Timing in Classical
Conditioning Higher Order Conditioning Classical
Conditioning Summary Review Questions
Theories and Research on Classical Conditioning
Theories of Associative Learning Types of Associations
Biological Constraints on Classical Conditioning
The Form of the Conditioned Response Physiological
Research on Classical Conditioning Summary Review Questions
Basic Principles of Operant Conditioning
The Law of Effect
The Procedure of Shaping, or Successive Approximations
The Research of
Biological Constraints on Operant Conditioning Summary Review Questions
Reinforcement Schedules: Experimental Analyses and Applications
Plotting Moment-to-Moment Behavior: The Cumulative Recorder
The Four Simple Reinforcement Schedules Factors Affecting
Performance on Reinforcement Schedules Applications of Operant
Conditioning Summary Review Questions
Avoidance and Punishment
Avoidance Learned Helplessness Punishment Behavior
Decelerators in Behavior Therapy Summary Review Questions
Theories and Research on Operant Conditioning
The Role of the Response
The Role of the Reinforcer How Can we Predict What Will be a Reinforcer?
Behavioral Economics Summary Review Questions
Stimulus Control and Concept Formation
Generalization Gradients Is Stimulus Control Absolute or Relational?
Behavioral Contrast "Errorless" Discrimination Learning
Transfer of Learning after Discrimination Training
Concept Formation Stimulus Control in Behavioral Modification Summary Review Questions
Comparative Cognition
Memory and Rehearsal Time, Number, and Serial Patterns Language and Reasoning Summary Review Questions
Learning By Observation
Theories of Imitation Factors that Affect the Likelihood of Imitation Interactions
Between Observational Learning and Operant Conditioning Media
Violence and Aggression Behavior What Can be Learned Through Observation?
Modeling in Behavioral Therapy Conclusions: The Sophisticated Skill
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