'An approachable text that provides the detail needed to teach a course in the Psychology of Learning while not overwhelming the students.' - Charles A. Gramlich, Xavier University of Louisiana
Known for its scholarship and easy-to-read style and format, Klein: Learning: Principles and Applications, Seventh Edition shows students the relevance of basic learning processes through real-world examples, vignettes, critical thinking questions, and applications. Over the past editions, this text has received unending praise for its accessible and thorough coverage of both classic and current studies of animal and human research.
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.
Preface About the Author 1. An Introduction to Learning 2. Traditional Learning Theories 3. The Modification of Instinctive Behavior 4. Principles and Applications of Pavlovian Conditioning 5. Theories of Pavlovian Conditioning 6. Principles and Applications of Appetitive Conditioning 7. Principles and Applications of Aversive Conditioning 8. Theories of Appetitive and Aversive Conditioning 9. Biological Influences on Learning 10. Stimulus Control of Behavior 11. Cognitive Control of Behavior 12. Memory Processes Glossary References Credits and Sources Author Index Subject Index