Principles of Learning
Prerequisite:PSYCH 307 (Writing within Psychology) & PSYCH 309 (Psychological Testing) & PSYCH 310 (Psychological Research Design and Analysis); or instructor's consent.
Description:Principles of learning; representative experiments.
Course Content:Lesson 1: The Science of Learning as a History of Isms
Lesson 2: Useful Concepts for the Science of Learning
Lesson 3: Learning Involving Elicited Behaviors
Lesson 4: Aspects and Varieties of Classical Conditioning
Lesson 5: Theories and Applications of Classical Conditioning
Lesson 6: Principles of Operant Conditioning
Lesson 7: Schedules and Theories of Reinforcement
Lesson 8: Extinction and Forms of Stimulus Control
Lesson 9: Aversive Conditioning
Lesson 10: The Matching Law and Self-Control
Lesson 11: Observational Learning and Rule-Governed Behavior
Lesson 12: Biological "Nudges" in Learning
Lesson 13: Behavioral Approaches to Comparative Cognition
Online Courses:Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.
No Materials required for this course!