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Built around eight controversial questions on which the various learning theories differ, this text examines the biological basis of learning and motivation.

 

An accessible survey of the theories that have provided a framework for the psychological study of learning and motivation in the 20th century, this book looks at learning through the lenses of the nurture-nature issue and evolution. Motivation is treated as a crucial aspect of the learning process.

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The new edition of textbook that presents the broad theoretical outlines of a variety of classical and current learning theories. The importance of mathematical and biological concepts are stressed, but not detailed. Instead, Hill (Northwestern U.) concentrates on the issues of why various learning theories emphasize various concepts. After introductory chapters explore basics concepts, separate treatments are provided connectionist theories, contiguity interpretations, Hull's formal theory building, behaviorism, cognitive theory, and more recent interpretations of learning.
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Synopsis:

Built around eight controversial questions on which the various learning theories differ, this text examines the biological basis of learning and motivation.

 

An accessible survey of the theories that have provided a framework for the psychological study of learning and motivation in the 20th century, this book looks at learning through the lenses of the nurture-nature issue and evolution. Motivation is treated as a crucial aspect of the learning process.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-206) and index.

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. How Psychologists Study Learning.

Learning in School.

Learning in the Laboratory.

2. The Nature of Learning Theories.

Variables and Laws.

Abstraction.

What Are Learning Theories?

3. Two Early Connectionist Theories.

Pavlov's Conditioning.

Thorndike's Early Connectionism.

4. Contiguity Interpretations of Learning.

Watson's Behaviorism.

Guthrie's One-Principle System.

Guthrie and Watson as Contiguity Theorists.

5. Hull's Formal Theory Building.

The Postulational Method of Theory Construction.

The Theory.

Strengths and Weaknesses of Hull's System.

Hull's Influence on Other Theorists.

6. Skinner's Form of Behaviorism.

The Basic Elements of Skinner's System.

The Effects of Reinforcers.

7. Applications and Implications of Skinner's System.

Behavior Modification.

Education.

Other Applications.

Skinner's Relation to Other Psychologists.

8. Early European Cognitive Theory.

Gestalt Theory.

Piaget and Cognitive Development.

9. Early American Cognitive Theory.

Tolman's Purposive Behaviorism.

Tolman's Continuing Influence.

The Cognitive Revolution.

10. Cognitions, Computers, and Production Systems.

Computers and Learning Theory.

Anderson's ACT Theory.

11. Later Cognitive and Mixed Interpretations.

Cognitive Interpretation of Pavlovian Conditioning.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Explanatory Styles.

The Structure of Learning.

Bandura's Social Cognitive Theory.

12. The New Connectism.

Problems with Computer Models.

Network Models.

Applications and Evaluation.

13. Issues in Motivation.

Interpretations of Drive and Reinforcement.

Responses as Reinforcers.

Cybernetics.

Opponent-Process Theory.

14. Heredity, Evolution, and Learning.

Species-Specific Behavior.

Preparedness.

Implications for Learning Theory.

The Place of Heredity in Behavior.

15. Learning Theory Past, Present, and Future.

Issues on Which Learning Theories Divide.

Criteria for an Ideal Theory.

The Present-Day Value of Learning Theories.

Summary List of Theorists.

Glossary.

References.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321056764
Author:
Hill, Winfred F.
Publisher:
Pearson
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Learning, psychology of
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Cognitive Psychology
Subject:
Psychology-Cognitive Science
Copyright:
Edition Number:
7th ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
MySearchLab Series 15% off
Series Volume:
v.98
Publication Date:
September 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.2 x 7 x 0.7 in 399 gr

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Built around eight controversial questions on which the various learning theories differ, this text examines the biological basis of learning and motivation.

 

An accessible survey of the theories that have provided a framework for the psychological study of learning and motivation in the 20th century, this book looks at learning through the lenses of the nurture-nature issue and evolution. Motivation is treated as a crucial aspect of the learning process.

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