The new edition of this comprehensive textbook on learning and memory offers an engaging and enhanced pedagogy. Instructors can assign the chapters they want from four distinctive modules - introduction, learning, memory, and integrative topics. Each chapter addresses behavioural processes, then the underlying neuroscience, then relevant clinical perspectives. The book is further distinguished by its full-colour presentation and coverage that includes comparisons between studies of human and nonhuman brains, and extended coverage of animal learning.
With its modular organization, consistent chapter structure, and contemporary perspective, this groundbreaking survey is ideal for courses on learning and memory, and is easily adaptable to courses that focus on either learning or memory.
Mark A. Gluck is a Professor of Neuroscience at Rutgers University-Newark, USA.
Introductory Module.- 1. The Psychology of Learning and Memory.- 2. The Neuroscience of Learning and MemoryLearning Module.- 3. Habituation, Sensitization, and Familiarization: Learning about Repeated Events.- 4. Classical Conditioning: Learning to Predict Important Events.- 5. Operant Conditioning: Learning the Outcome of Behaviors.- 6. Generalization and Discrimination LearningMemory Module.- 7. Episodic and Semantic Memory: Memory for Facts and Events.- 8. Skill Memory: Learning by Doing.- 9. Working Memory and Cognitive ControlIntegrative Topics Module.- 10. Emotional Influences on Learning and Memory.- 11. Social Learning and Memory: Observing, Interacting, and Reenacting.- 12. Development and Aging: Learning and Memory across the Lifespan.