Essentials of Learning and Cognition

ISBN-10: 1559345721

ISBN-13: 9781559345729

Edition: 2002

Authors: David L. Morgan

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List price: $104.38
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 1/24/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 360
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

David L. Morgan is a professor in the Department of Sociology at Portland State University. He received his PhD in sociology from the University of Michigan and postdoctoral training at Indiana University. In addition to his widely recognized expertise in focus groups, he also has extensive experience with collection and analysis of survey data. His research interests center on pragmatic approaches to mixed methods research, with an emphasis on practical applications of research design.

Learning and Cognition as Adaptation
Learning and Cognition Defined
Learning and Cognition as Scientific Subject Matters
Historical Influences on the Psychology of Learning and Cognition
Pavlovian Conditioning: Basic Principles
Ivan Petrovich Pavlov: The Man and His Science
Extinction and Inhibitory Conditioning
Generalization, Discrimination, and Higher Order Conditioning
Explanations of Pavlovian Conditioning
The Adaptiveness of Pavlovian Conditioning
Pavlovian Conditioning: Applications
Learned Taste Aversion
Conditioning and Physiology
Clinical Implications
Operant Conditioning and Reinforcement
The Discovery of Operant Conditioning
The Three-Term Contingency
Basic Principles of Operant Behavior
Schedules of Reinforcement
The Adaptiveness of Operant Conditioning
Operant Conditioning: Applications
Operant Principles and Behavioral Medicine
Operant Principles in Education
Social Learning
Imitation: The Roots of Sociality
Social Learning: The Cognitive Perspective
Social Learning: The Behavioral Perspective
The Adaptive Nature of Social Learning
Remembering and Forgetting
Historical Approaches and Theories of Memory
Forgetting: Causes and Corrections
Incidental Memory
Memory in Nonhumans
The Adaptive Nature of Memory
Conceptual Behavior
Concepts as Abstractions
Human Conceptual Behavior
Conceptual Behavior in Nonhumans
The Adaptive Nature of Conceptual Behavior
Acquiring and Using Language
Language Fundamentals
The Psycholinguistic Approach to Language
The Behavioral Approach to Language
Language in Nonhumans
The Adaptive Nature of Language
Biology, Learning, and Cognition
Learning and the Nervous System
Memory and the Nervous System
The Phylogeny of Learning and Cognition
The Adaptive Nature of Learning and Cognition: Summing Up
Name Index
Glossary Index
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