Essentials of Learning and Conditioning

ISBN-10: 0534574343

ISBN-13: 9780534574345

Edition: 3rd 2005 (Revised)

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Written by Michael Domjan, one of the top researchers in the field, this concise and accessible text quickly guides students through key topics. Domjan summarizes contemporary perspectives and makes research results understandable. This book is perfect for professors and students who want an accurate account of learning and conditioning--the "essentials"--without excessive detail.
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Book details

List price: $108.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/10/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Michael Domjan is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. Domjan specializes in various areas of learning including animal learning, biological constraints on learning, learning mechanisms in reproductive behavior, and comparative psychology. He has been recognized with the MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) in 1993, the G. Stanley Hall Award from the American Psychological Association (APA) in 1995, and election as President of the Division of Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology of the APA (1999-2000). He is the recipient of numerous grants for research from the National Science Foundation, NIMH, and other agencies and has published more than 100 papers and presented in his area of specialization at more than 115 conventions. He served as editor of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes for six years and continues to serve on editorial boards of various journals in the United States and other countries. He is a past president of the Pavlovian Society and also served as president of the Division of Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology of the American Psychological Association.

Basic Concepts and Definitions
The Structure of Unconditioned Behavior
Habituation and Sensitization
Pavlovian Conditioning: Basic Concepts
Stimulus Relations in Pavlovian Conditioning
Theories of Associative Learning
Instrumental or Operant Conditioning
Schedules of Reinforcement
Theories of Reinforcement
Extinction of Conditioned Behavior
Punishment
Avoidance Learning
Stimulus Control of Behavior
Memory Mechanisms
Glossary
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