Learning and Behavior Book

Learning and Behavior


  • Author : Paul Chance
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2013-03-01
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781285545967

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Learning and Behavior Excerpt :

LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR, Seventh Edition, is stimulating and filled with high-interest queries and examples. Based on the theme that learning is a biological mechanism that aids survival, this book embraces a scientific approach to behavior but is written in clear, engaging, and easy-to-understand language. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Learning   Behavior Book

Learning Behavior


  • Author : James E. Mazur
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2016-11-10
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 413
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315450278

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Learning Behavior Excerpt :

This book reviews how people and animals learn and how their behaviors are changed as a result of learning. It describes the most important principles, theories, controversies, and experiments that pertain to learning and behavior 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 behavioral approach is emphasized, 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. In addition, most chapters provide examples of how the principles covered have been applied in behavior modification and therapy. Thoroughly updated, each chapter features many new studies and references that reflect recent developments in the field. Learning objectives, bold-faced key terms, practice quizzes, a chapter summary, review questions, and a glossary are included. The volume is intended for undergraduate or graduate courses in psychology of learning, (human) learning, introduction to learning, learning processes, animal behavior, (principles of) learning and behavior, conditioning and learning, learning and motivation, experimental analysis of behavior, behaviorism, and behavior analysis. Highlights of the new edition include: -A new text design with more illustrations, photos, and tables. -In the Media, Spotlight on Research, and Applying the Research boxes that highlight recent applications of learning principles in psychology, education, sports, and the workplace. -Discussions of recent developments in the growing field of neuroscience. - Coverage of various theoretical perspectives to the study of learning—behavioral, cognitive, and physiological. - Expanded coverage of emerging topics such as the behavioral economics of addictions, disordered gambling, and impulsivity. -New examples, references

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Adaptive Behavior and Learning


  • Author : J. E. R. Staddon
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-03-10
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 619
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107082472

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Adaptive Behavior and Learning Excerpt :

Summarizes the current state of both theoretical and experimental knowledge about learning in animals.

The Principles of Learning   Behavior Book

The Principles of Learning Behavior


  • Author : Michael Domjan
  • Publisher : Thomson Brooks/Cole
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Genre: Animal behavior
  • Pages : 365
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105040160553

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The Principles of Learning Behavior Excerpt :

This popular text gives students a comprehensive and readable introduction to contemporary issues in learning and behaviour, while providing balanced coverage of classical and instrumental conditioning.

Introduction to Learning and Behavior  with APA Card  Book

Introduction to Learning and Behavior with APA Card


  • Author : Russell A. Powell
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2020-01-07
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0357602102

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Introduction to Learning and Behavior with APA Card Excerpt :

INTRODUCTION TO LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR, 5th Edition provides you with a clear introduction to the basic principles of behavior presented in an accessible, engaging manner. Using examples derived from both animals and humans, the text vividly illustrates the relevance of behavioral principles to understanding and improving human behavior. The authors demonstrate the application of behavioral principles to such relevant issues as improving your study behavior, reducing procrastination, raising children, and managing relationships. To help you maximize your learning, the text is packed with innovative study and review tools to further your understanding of key concepts.

Learning and Behavior Therapy Book

Learning and Behavior Therapy


  • Author : William T. O'Donohue
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 568
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015040534839

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Learning and Behavior Therapy Excerpt :

Behavior therapy has made significant inroads into a number of clinical problems. Recently, an American Psychological Association task force concluded that behavioral treatments for problems such as skill deficits, panic disorder phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, etc., can be "validated." With a move away from contemporary learning research, this book is the right book at the right time. In recent years, behavior therapists have largely not kept up with the developments in learning research and theory. This book attempts to improve the field's future prospects by providing a readable, comprehensive, and accurate description of contemporary learning research. This edited volume covers all of the major dimensions of the field and encourages clinicians to apply contemporary learning research to clinical problems. Topics include: classical conditioning, inhibition, obsessive-compulsive disorders, latent inhibition, punishment, extinction, stimulus equivalence, and much more. Current and future clinicians and behavior therapists.

Learning and Complex Behavior Book

Learning and Complex Behavior


  • Author : John W. Donahoe
  • Publisher : Allyn & Bacon
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Behaviorism (Psychology)
  • Pages : 405
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015032833686

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Learning and Complex Behavior Excerpt :

Written from the perspective of selectionist theory, this text presents a theoretically integrated approach to the study of animal learning and human cognition that co-ordinates behavioural research and research in neuroscience. It covers traditional topics such as acquisition and extinction of behaviour, stimulus control and schedules of reinforcement, and also deals with topics of student interest such as perception, memory, problem solving and verbal behaviour. All of these topics are discussed in terms of principles established by experimental analysis at the behavioural and neural levels, and scientific interpretation based on those principles.

Learning and Behavior 2e Book

Learning and Behavior 2e


  • Author : Bouton
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Release Date : 2016-04-11
  • Genre: Cognition
  • Pages : 500
  • ISBN 10 : 0878933859

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Learning and Behavior 2e Excerpt :

Lively and current, Learning and Behavior: A Contemporary Synthesis, Second Edition engages students while illustrating the interconnectedness of topics within the field and the excitement of modern research.

Behavior Analysis and Learning Book

Behavior Analysis and Learning


  • Author : W. David Pierce
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2013-08-21
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 1104
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135071493

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Behavior Analysis and Learning Excerpt :

Behavior Analysis and Learning, Fifth Edition is an essential textbook covering the basic principles in the field of behavior analysis and learned behaviors, as pioneered by B. F. Skinner. The textbook provides an advanced introduction to operant conditioning from a very consistent Skinnerian perspective. It covers a range of principles from basic respondent and operant conditioning through applied behavior analysis into cultural design. Elaborating on Darwinian components and biological connections with behavior, the book treats the topic from a consistent worldview of selectionism. The functional relations between the organism and the environment are described, and their application in accounting for old behavior and generating new behavior is illustrated. Expanding on concepts of past editions, the fifth edition provides updated coverage of recent literature and the latest findings. There is increased inclusion of biological and neuroscience material, as well as more data correlating behavior with neurological and genetic factors. The chapter on verbal behavior is expanded to include new research on stimulus equivalence and naming; there is also a more detailed and updated analysis of learning by imitation and its possible links to mirror neurons. In the chapter on applied behavior analysis (ABA), new emphasis is given to contingency management of addiction, applications to education, ABA and autism, and prevention and treatment of health-related problems. The material presented in this book provides the reader with the best available foundation in behavior science and is a valuable resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in psychology or other behavior-based disciplines. In addition, a website of supplemental resources for instructors and students makes this new edition even more accessible and student-friendly (www.psypress.com/u/pierce).

Psychology of Learning and Behavior Book

Psychology of Learning and Behavior


  • Author : Michael J. Renner
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003-01-24
  • Genre: Behaviorism (Psychology)
  • Pages : 85
  • ISBN 10 : 0393977390

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Psychology of Learning and Behavior Excerpt :

This resource compliments the Psychology of Learning and Behavior textbook. The Test-item File is presented in a printed format which is included in the Instructor's Manual.

Learning Theory and Behaviour Modification Book

Learning Theory and Behaviour Modification


  • Author : Stephen Walker
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-13
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351797597

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Learning Theory and Behaviour Modification Excerpt :

The ability to learn is of crucial importance in human life, but understanding this ability has proved to be difficult. There have been many attempts to formulate scientific theories based on both animal experiments and human experience; and these have been applied to education and the treatment of psychological disturbance, with a certain amount of success. Originally published in 1984, this incisive guide to the research and its outcomes provides the background to one of the most debated topics in psychology today. Learning Theory and Behaviour Modification introduces the work of major figures, such as Pavlov and Skinner, which has strongly influenced theories in educational and clinical psychology, and formed the basis of the techniques known as ‘behaviour modification’. As well as giving examples of these techniques the author relates new ideas about the scope and limits of behaviour modification to recent changes in the views of learning theorists. How much can experiments on animals tell us about human psychology?

Handbook of Learning and Cognitive Processes  Volume 2  Book

Handbook of Learning and Cognitive Processes Volume 2


  • Author : William K. Estes
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2014-06-20
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 382
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317672388

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Handbook of Learning and Cognitive Processes Volume 2 Excerpt :

Originally published in 1975, Volume 2 of this Handbook looks at areas traditionally associated with learning theory such as conditioning, discrimination and behavior theory. It deals with concepts and theories growing principally out of laboratory studies of conditioning and learning. The intention was to treat mechanisms, processes, and principles of some generality – applicable at least to all vertebrates. It was becoming well understood that detailed interpretations of particular behaviors required the authors to take account of the way general principles operate in the context of species-specific behavioral organizations and developmental histories; but detailed consideration of just how these interpretations were accomplished for different animal forms was another enterprise. Here the authors limit their task to abstracting from the enormous literature facts and ideas which seemed general enough to be of interest and perhaps utility to investigators in other disciplines at the time. Volume 1 presented an overview of the field and introduced the principal theoretical and methodological issues that persistently recurred in the expanded treatments of specific research areas that comprise the later volumes. Volume 3 looks at human learning and motivation, while the last 3 volumes range over the many active lines of research identified with human cognitive processes at the time.

Introduction to Learning and Behavior Book

Introduction to Learning and Behavior


  • Author : Russell A. Powell
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2012-03-09
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN 10 : 111183430X

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Introduction to Learning and Behavior Excerpt :

Offering a variety of innovative teaching tools, INTRODUCTION TO LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR, 4e equips students with a clear introduction to the basic principles of learning and behavior. Designed to apply learning theory and principles to the presentation of learning, it vividly illustrates how learning principles work in both animals and people. Throughout the book, the authors clearly demonstrate how the study of learning helps solve practical problems, such as improving study skills, improving relationships, raising children, and effectively stopping smoking. It reflects the latest research from the field and includes an all-new chapter on Comparative Cognition. Helping students maximize their understanding and retention of key concepts, the authors include numerous opportunities for review and self-testing. In addition, the text includes the widely popular SNIFFY THE VIRTUAL RAT LITE CD-ROM, which simulates a wide range of learning phenomena. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Learning and Behavior Book

Learning and Behavior


  • Author : James E. Mazur
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2015-07-17
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 994
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317351221

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Learning and Behavior Excerpt :

This book reviews how people and animals learn and how their behaviors are later changed as a result of this learning. Nearly all of our behaviors are influenced by prior learning experiences in some way. This book describes some of the most important principles, theories, controversies, and experiments that pertain to learning and behavior that are applicable to many different species and many different learning situations. Many real-world examples and analogies make the concepts and theories more concrete and relevant to the students. In addition, most of the chapters include sections that describe how the theories and principles have been used in the applied field of behavior modification. Each chapter in the seventh edition was updated with new studies and new references that reflect recent developments in the field. The book includes a number of learning aids for students, including a list of learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, practices quizzes and review questions, and a glossary for all important terms. Learning & Behavior covers topics such as classical and operant conditioning, reinforcement schedules, avoidance and punishment, stimulus control, comparative cognition, observational learning, motor skill learning, and choice. Both the classic studies and the most recent developments and trends in the field are explored. Although the behavioral approach is emphasized, many cognitive theories are covered as well along with a chapter on comparative cognition. Upon completing this book readers will be able to:understand the field of learning and discuss real-world applications of learning principles.