For undergraduate and graduate courses in Learning Theory and Learning in departments of psychology and education.
Accessible for undergraduates yet thorough enough for graduate students, this comprehensive text defines learning and shows how the learning process is studied. The text places learning in its historical perspective, giving students an appreciation for the figures and theories that have shaped 100 years of learning theory research.
I. INTRODUCTION TO LEARNING.1. What Is Learning?
II. PREDOMINANTLY FUNCTIONALISTIC THEORIES.4. Edward Lee Thorndike.
III. PREDOMINANTLY ASSOCIATIONISTIC THEORIES.7. Ivan Petrovich Pavlov.
IV. PREDOMINANTLY COGNITIVE THEORIES.10. Gestalt Theory.
V. A PREDOMINANTLY NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL THEORY.14. Donald Olding Hebb.
VI. AN EVOLUTIONARY THEORY.15. Robert C. Bolles and Evolutionary Psychology.
VII. SOME FINAL THOUGHTS.
16. A Final Word.
19. Name Index
20. Subject Index