Learning: Principles and Applications (5th Revised edition)

Learning: Principles and Applications (5th Revised edition)

By: Stephen B. Klein (author)Paperback

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Known for its uncompromising academic rigor and easy-to-read style and format, Klein: Learning: Principles and Applications is now in its Fifth Edition. Over the past four editions, this text has received unending praise for its accessible and thorough coverage of both classic and current studies of animal and human research. Concepts and theories are introduced within the framework of highly effective pedagogical elements, such as: chapter-opening vignettes, 'Before You Go On' checkpoints, application boxes, chapter summaries, and critical thinking questions.aIn this new edition, the content has been updated and reorganized to reflect changes in the field, the pedagogical features have been strengthened and highlighted to continue to help students better comprehend the subject matter, and the ancillaries are all new.Key Features Chapter Opening Vignettes, and real-world examples peppered through the text, engage the reader on a personal level. Before You Go On bulleted questions emphasize mastery of key concepts throughout every chapter. End-of-chapter Critical Thinking questions help students integrate and apply chapter material. Coverage of Biological Influences on learning and memory outshines other texts. NEW! Theories of Learning and Applications are now presented in the same chapters for better continuity. NEW! A special focus on Cognition reflects new directions in the field.This text is accompanied byarobust ancillaries! TheaCompanion Student Study Site includes e-Flashcards, study quizzes, Web resources and exercises. Also included are SAGE journal articles with critical thinking questions so students can review original research that relates to the material in their textbook. Go to http:/www.sagepub.com/klein5study/ to view the site.The InstructorAEs Resources (on CD-ROM) is available to adopters of the textbook. It includes PowerPoint slides, a computerized test bank with multiple-choice, true/false, and short answer/essay questions, suggested exercises, Web resources, and more. Contact Customer Care at 800-818-7243 for your copy.

About Author

Stephen B. Klein (Phd, Psychology, Rutgers University) is a Professor of the Department of Psychology at Mississippi State University, where he has taught since 1990. He teaches a variety of undergraduate classes, including Learning Principles and Processes, Human Learning and Thinking, Theories of Learning, and Quantitative Methods, as well as graduate classes in Advanced Learning, Advanced Learning and Motivation, and Advanced Experimental Methods. His research interests are in the biological basis of learning and memory and constraints and predispositions on food preferences and aversions. His early research included investigations of aversive conditioning and flavor aversion learning. Klein has written and co-edited a number of textbooks, including Contemporary Learning Theories: Pavlovian Conditioning and the Status of Traditional Learning Theory; Handbook of Contemporary Learning Theories; and Biological Psychology, Second Edition.


PrefaceChapter One: An Introduction to Learning The Gift of Knowledge A Definition of Learning Historical Origins of Behaviorism The Ethics of Conducting Research Critical Thinking Questions Key TermsChapter Two: Traditional Learning Theories The Oldies But Goodies Traditional Learning Theories Hull's Drive Theory Spence's Acquired Motive Approach Guthrie's Contiguity View Tolman's Purposive Behaviorism Skinner's Behavioristic Methodology Critical Thinking Questions Key TermsChapter Three: The Modification of Instinctive Behavior Do You Have a Light? The Instinctive Basis of Behavior Habituation and Sensitization Opponent-Process Theory Critical Thinking Questions Key TermsChapter Four: Principles of Pavlovian Conditioning A Lingering Fear The Acquisition of the Conditioned Response Extinction of the Conditioned Response A CR without a CS-UCS Pairing? Critical Thinking Questions Key TermsChapter Five: Theories and Applications of Pavlovian Conditioning He Never Saw It Coming Theories of Pavlovian Conditioning Applications of Pavlovian Conditioning Critical Thinking Questions Key TermsChapter Six: Principles of Appetitive Conditioning A Loss of Control The Acquisition of an Appetitive Response Extinction of an Operant or Instrumental Response Critical Thinking Questions Key TermsChapter Seven: Theories and Applications of Appetitive Conditioning A Lack of Control Theories of Appetitive Conditioning Application: Contingency Management Critical Thinking Questions Key TermsChapter Eight: Principles of Aversive Conditioning A Good Whipping The Aversive Events Around Us Escape Conditioning The Avoidance of Aversive Events Punishment Critical Thinking Questions Key TermsChapter Nine: Theories and Applications of Aversive Conditioning The Pain of Failure The Nature of Avoidance Behavior Application: Response Prevention or Flooding The Nature of Punishment Application: The Use of Punishment Critical Thinking Questions Key TermsChapter Ten: Stimulus Control of Behavior A Case of Mistaken Identity The Generalization Process Discrimination Learning Critical Thinking Questions Key TermsChapter Eleven: Cognitive Control of Behavior The Insurmountable Barrier Tolman's Purposive Behaviorism The Concept of an Expectation A Cognitive View of Depression A Cognitive View of Phobic Behavior Critical Thinking Questions Key TermsChapter Twelve: Biological Influences on Learning A Nauseating Experience Generality of the Laws of Learning A Behavior Systems Approach Animal Misbehavior Schedule-Induced Behavior Flavor-Aversion Learning Imprinting The Avoidance of Aversive Events The Biology of Reinforcement Critical Thinking Questions Key TermsChapter Thirteen: Complex Learning Tasks A Day at the Beach Concept Learning Problem Solving Language Critical Thinking Questions Key TermsChapter Fourteen: Memory Processes A Fleeting Experience Measures of Memory A Three-Stage View of Memory Storage Sensory Register Short-Term Store Alternatives to the Atkinson-Shiffrin Model Long-Term Store Memory Retrieval Forgetting Application: Mnemonics Critical Thinking Questions Key TermsGlossaryReferencesCredits and SourcesAuthor IndexSubject Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781412956529
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 544
  • ID: 9781412956529
  • ISBN10: 1412956528
  • edition: 5th Revised edition

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