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MySearchLab provides students with a complete understanding of the research process so they can complete research projects confidently and efficiently. Students and instructors with an internet connection can visit www.MySearchLab.com and receive immediate access to thousands of full articles from the EBSCO ContentSelect database. In addition, MySearchLab offers extensive content on the research process itself–including tips on how to navigate and maximize time in the campus library, a step-by-step guide on writing a research paper, and instructions on how to finish an academic assignment with endnotes and bibliography.

 

  Widely acclaimed for its thoroughness and clarity, this contemporary survey of the field of learning offers comprehensive coverage of both classic studies and the most recent developments and trends–with an emphasis on the importance of learning principles in everyday life. Many real-world examples and analogies make the often abstract concepts and theories of the field more concrete and relevant, and most chapters include sections that describe how the theories and principles have been used in the applied field of behavior modification. Chapter topics include classical conditioning, operant conditioning, avoidance and punishment, theories and research on operant conditioning, stimulus control and concept formation, learning by observation, and much more. For individuals with an interest in psychology—especially learning, conditioning, and the experimental analysis of behavior.

Book News Annotation:

Mazur (Southern Connecticut State U.) presents an introductory textbook on the psychological aspects of how animals and humans learn and how their behavior is affected. He compares behavioral and cognitive approaches toward learning, theories, physiological elements, innate behavior and habituation, classical and operant conditioning, positive and negative reinforcement, avoidance and punishment, stimulus control and concept formation, comparative cognition, observational and motor-skills learning, and choice. The new edition has been reformatted and contains quizzes for each chapter.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Mazur (Southern Connecticut State U.) presents an introductory textbook on the psychological aspects of how animals and humans learn and how their behavior is affected. He compares behavioral and cognitive approaches toward learning, theories, physiological elements, innate behavior and habituation, classical and operant conditioning, positive and negative reinforcement, avoidance and punishment, stimulus control and concept formation, comparative cognition, observational and motor-skills learning, and choice. The new edition has been reformatted and contains quizzes for each chapter. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events are included. Cram101 Textbook Outlines gives all of the outlines, highlights, notes for your textbook with optional online practice tests. Only Cram101 Outlines are Textbook Specific. Cram101 is NOT the Textbook.

Synopsis:

  Widely acclaimed for its thoroughness and clarity, this contemporary survey of the field of learning offers comprehensive coverage of both classic studies and the most recent developments and trends–with an emphasis on the importance of learning principles in everyday life. Many real-world examples and analogies make the often abstract concepts and theories of the field more concrete and relevant, and most chapters include sections that describe how the theories and principles have been used in the applied field of behavior modification. Chapter topics include classical conditioning, operant conditioning, avoidance and punishment, theories and research on operant conditioning, stimulus control and concept formation, learning by observation, and much more. For individuals with an interest in psychology—especially learning, conditioning, and the experimental analysis of behavior.

Table of Contents

  1. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR

 

The Search for General Principles in Learning

 

The Nature of Scientific Theories

 

Behavioral and Cognitive Approaches to Learning

 

On Free Will, Determinism, and Chaos Theory

 

Summary

 

Review Questions

 2. SIMPLE IDEAS, SIMPLE ASSOCIATIONS, AND SIMPLE CELLS

Early Theories about the Association of Ideas

Ebbinghaus's Experiments on Memory

Physiological Facts and Theories Related to Associationism

Summary

Review Questions

3. INNATE BEHAVIOR PATTERNS AND HABITUATION

Characteristics of Goal-Directed Systems

Reflexes

Tropisms and Orientation

Sequences of Behavior

Innate Human Abilities and Predispositions

Habituation

Summary

Review Questions

4. BASIC PRINCIPLES OF CLASSICAL CONDITIONING

Pavlov's Discovery and Its Impact

Basic Conditioning Phenomena

The Importance of Timing in Classical Conditioning

Higher Order Conditioning

Classical Conditioning

Summary

Review Questions

5. THEORIES AND RESEARCH ON CLASSICAL CONDITIONING

Theories of Associative Learning

Types of Associations

Biological Constraints on Classical Conditioning

The Form of the Conditioned Response

Physiological Research on Classical Conditioning

Summary

Review Questions

6. BASIC PRINCIPLES OF OPERANT CONDITIONING

The Law of Effect

The Procedure of Shaping, or Successive Approximations

The Research of B.F. Skinner

Biological Constraints on Operant Conditioning

Summary

Review Questions

7. REINFORCEMENT SCHEDULES: EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSES AND APPLICATIONS

Plotting Moment-to-Moment Behavior: The Cumulative Recorder

The Four Simple Reinforcement Schedules

Factors Affecting Performance on Reinforcement Schedules

Applications of Operant Conditioning

Summary

Review Questions

8.    AVOIDANCE AND PUNISHMENT

Avoidance

Learned Helplessness

Punishment

Behavior Decelerators in Behavior Therapy

Summary

Review Questions

9. THEORIES AND RESEARCH ON OPERANT CONDITIONING

The Role of the Response

The Role of the Reinforcer

How Can we Predict What Will be a Reinforcer?

Behavioral Economics

Summary

Review Questions

10. STIMULUS CONTROL AND CONCEPT FORMATION

Generalization Gradients

Is Stimulus Control Absolute or Relational?

Behavioral Contrast

"Errorless" Discrimination Learning

Transfer of Learning after Discrimination Training

Concept Formation

Stimulus Control in Behavioral Modification

Summary

Review Questions

11. COMPARATIVE COGNITION

Memory and Rehearsal

Time, Number, and Serial Patterns

Language and Reasoning

Summary

Review Questions

12. LEARNING BY OBSERVATION

Theories of Imitation

Factors that Affect the Likelihood of Imitation

Interactions Between Observational Learning and Operant Conditioning

Media Violence and Aggression Behavior

What Can be Learned Through Observation?

Modeling in Behavioral Therapy

Conclusions: The Sophisticated Skill of Learning by Observation

Summary

Review Questions

13. LEARNING MOTOR SKILLS

The Variety of Motor Skills

Variables Affecting Motor Learning and Performance

Theories of Motor-Skill Learning

Learning Movement Sequences

Summary

Review Questions

14. CHOICE

The Matching Law

Theories of Choice Behavior

Self-Control Choices

Other Choice Situations

Summary

Review Questions

Glossary

References

Acknowledgments

Author Index

Subject Index

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780131931633
Author:
Mazur, James
Publisher:
Pearson Custom Publishing
Author:
Mazur, James E.
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Subject:
Behavior modification
Subject:
Cognitive Psychology
Subject:
Experimental Psychology
Subject:
Learning, psychology of
Subject:
Movements - Behaviorism
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Psychology : General
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
6
Series:
MySearchLab Series 15% off
Publication Date:
April 2005
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9.3 x 7.2 x 0.8 in 767 gr

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"Synopsis" by , Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events are included. Cram101 Textbook Outlines gives all of the outlines, highlights, notes for your textbook with optional online practice tests. Only Cram101 Outlines are Textbook Specific. Cram101 is NOT the Textbook.
"Synopsis" by ,   Widely acclaimed for its thoroughness and clarity, this contemporary survey of the field of learning offers comprehensive coverage of both classic studies and the most recent developments and trends–with an emphasis on the importance of learning principles in everyday life. Many real-world examples and analogies make the often abstract concepts and theories of the field more concrete and relevant, and most chapters include sections that describe how the theories and principles have been used in the applied field of behavior modification. Chapter topics include classical conditioning, operant conditioning, avoidance and punishment, theories and research on operant conditioning, stimulus control and concept formation, learning by observation, and much more. For individuals with an interest in psychology—especially learning, conditioning, and the experimental analysis of behavior.

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