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An Introduction to Theories of Learning, Eighth Edition

B.R. Hergenhahn,Matthew H. Olson

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ISBN 10: 8120340639 / ISBN 13: 9788120340633
Published by PHI Learning, 2010
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This comprehensive textbook focuses on four major goals of : (i) Defining learning and showing how the learning process is studied. (ii) Placing learning theory in historical perspective. (iii) Presenting the essential features of major theories of learning. (iv) Including the materials that reflect current research and scholarship. The new edition includes : The discovery of mirror neurons and their role in learning New findings concerning the role of dopamine in motivation and reward New research in the role of dopamine in reinforcement and learning Exciting developments in the discovery and exploration of silent synapses The role of neurogenesis in learning and in recovery from brain injury Extended research in evolutionary preparedness in learning fear Updated research and reference throughout CONTENTS: Preface. Part One: Introduction to Learning?Chapter 1: What is Learning? Chapter 2: Approaches to the Study of Learning. Chapter 3: Early Notions About Learning. Part Two: Predominantly Functionalistic Theories?Chapter 4: Edward Lee Thorndike. Chapter 5: Burrhus Frederic Skinner. Chapter 6: Clark Leonard Hull. Part Three: Predominantly Associationistic Theories?Chapter 7: Ivan Petrovich Pavlov. Chapter 8: Edwin Ray Guthrie. Chapter 9: William Kaye Estes. Part Four: Predominantly Cognitive Theories?Chapter 10: Gestalt Theory. Chapter 11: Jean Piaget. Chapter 12: Edward Chace Tolman. Chapter 13: Albert Bandura. Part Five: A Predominantly Neurophysiological Theory?Chapter 14: Donald Olding Hebb. Part Six: An Evolutionary Theory?Chapter 15: Robert C. Bolles and Evolutionary Psychology. Part Seven?Chapter 16: A Final World. Glossary. References. Name Index. Subject Index. Printed Pages: 512. Bookseller Inventory # 12118

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Title: An Introduction to Theories of Learning, ...

Publisher: PHI Learning

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Softcover

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Psychology textbook covering all the basics of the psychology of learning. Features prominent icons in this field such as Pavlov, Skinner, Hull, Thorndike and many more.

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