LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR, Seventh Edition, is stimulating and filled with high-interest queries and examples. Based on the theme that learning is a biological mechanism that aids survival, this book embraces a scientific approach to behavior but is written in clear, engaging, and easy-to-understand language. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Genre: Self-Help, Editor: Cengage Learning, Pages: 464 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1111832773


This book reviews how people and animals learn and how their behaviors are changed as a result of learning. It describes the most important principles, theories, controversies, and experiments that pertain to learning and behavior that are applicable to diverse species and different learning situations. Both classic studies and recent trends and developments are explored, providing a comprehensive survey of the field. Although the behavioral approach is emphasized, many cognitive theories are covered as well, along with a chapter on comparative cognition. Real-world examples and analogies make the concepts and theories more concrete and relevant to students. In addition, most chapters provide examples of how the principles covered have been applied in behavior modification and therapy. Thoroughly updated, each chapter features many new studies and references that reflect recent developments in the field. Learning objectives, bold-faced key terms, practice quizzes, a chapter summary, review questions, and a glossary are included. The volume is intended for undergraduate or graduate courses in psychology of learning, (human) learning, introduction to learning, learning processes, animal behavior, (principles of) learning and behavior, conditioning and learning, learning and motivation, experimental analysis of behavior, behaviorism, and behavior analysis. Highlights of the new edition include: -A new text design with more illustrations, photos, and tables. -In the Media, Spotlight on Research, and Applying the Research boxes that highlight recent applications of learning principles in psychology, education, sports, and the workplace. -Discussions of recent developments in the growing field of neuroscience. - Coverage of various theoretical perspectives to the study of learning—behavioral, cognitive, and physiological. - Expanded coverage of emerging topics such as the behavioral economics of addictions, disordered gambling, and impulsivity. -New examples, references, and research studies to ensure students are introduced to the latest developments in the field. - A website at www.routledge.com/9781138689947 where instructors will find a test bank, Powerpoint slides, and Internet links. Students will find practice questions, definitions of key terms, chapter outlines, and Internet sources for additional information.
Genre: Education, Editor: Taylor & Francis, Pages: 413 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781315450278


Summarizes the current state of both theoretical and experimental knowledge about learning in animals.
Genre: Psychology, Editor: Cambridge University Press, Pages: 608 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781107082472


This popular text gives students a comprehensive and readable introduction to contemporary issues in learning and behaviour, while providing balanced coverage of classical and instrumental conditioning.
Genre: Animal behavior, Editor: Thomson Brooks/Cole, Pages: 365 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: STANFORD:36105040160553


INTRODUCTION TO LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR, 5th Edition provides you with a clear introduction to the basic principles of behavior presented in an accessible, engaging manner. Using examples derived from both animals and humans, the text vividly illustrates the relevance of behavioral principles to understanding and improving human behavior. The authors demonstrate the application of behavioral principles to such relevant issues as improving your study behavior, reducing procrastination, raising children, and managing relationships. To help you maximize your learning, the text is packed with innovative study and review tools to further your understanding of key concepts.
Genre: , Editor: Cengage Learning, Pages: in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0357602102


Lively and current, Learning and Behavior: A Contemporary Synthesis, Second Edition engages students while illustrating the interconnectedness of topics within the field and the excitement of modern research.
Genre: Cognition, Editor: Wiley-Blackwell, Pages: 500 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0878933859


Explains sensory motor development and provides activities and games for use in the classroom and at home.
Genre: Education, Editor: Human Kinetics, Pages: 364 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0880118741


Written from the perspective of selectionist theory, this text presents a theoretically integrated approach to the study of animal learning and human cognition that co-ordinates behavioural research and research in neuroscience. It covers traditional topics such as acquisition and extinction of behaviour, stimulus control and schedules of reinforcement, and also deals with topics of student interest such as perception, memory, problem solving and verbal behaviour. All of these topics are discussed in terms of principles established by experimental analysis at the behavioural and neural levels, and scientific interpretation based on those principles.
Genre: Behaviorism (Psychology), Editor: Allyn & Bacon, Pages: 405 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: UOM:39015032833686


‘Behavioral Neuroscience of Learning and Memory’ brings together the opinions and expertise of some of the world’s foremost neuroscientists in the field of learning and memory research. The volume provides a broad coverage of contemporary research and thinking in this field, focusing both on well established topics such as the medial temporal lobe memory system, as well as emerging areas of research such as the role of memory in decision making and the mechanisms of perceptual learning. Key intersecting themes include the molecular and cellular mechanisms of memory formation, the multiplicity of memory systems in the brain, and the way in which technological innovation is driving discovery. Unusually for a volume of this kind, this volume brings together research from both humans and animals—often relatively separate areas of discourse—to give a more comprehensive and integrated view of the field. The book will be of interest to both established researchers who wish to broaden their knowledge of topics outside of their specific areas of expertise, and for students who need a resource to help them make sense of the vast scientific literature on this subject.
Genre: Medical, Editor: Springer, Pages: 359 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9783319787572


Behavior Analysis and Learning, Fifth Edition is an essential textbook covering the basic principles in the field of behavior analysis and learned behaviors, as pioneered by B. F. Skinner. The textbook provides an advanced introduction to operant conditioning from a very consistent Skinnerian perspective. It covers a range of principles from basic respondent and operant conditioning through applied behavior analysis into cultural design. Elaborating on Darwinian components and biological connections with behavior, the book treats the topic from a consistent worldview of selectionism. The functional relations between the organism and the environment are described, and their application in accounting for old behavior and generating new behavior is illustrated. Expanding on concepts of past editions, the fifth edition provides updated coverage of recent literature and the latest findings. There is increased inclusion of biological and neuroscience material, as well as more data correlating behavior with neurological and genetic factors. The chapter on verbal behavior is expanded to include new research on stimulus equivalence and naming; there is also a more detailed and updated analysis of learning by imitation and its possible links to mirror neurons. In the chapter on applied behavior analysis (ABA), new emphasis is given to contingency management of addiction, applications to education, ABA and autism, and prevention and treatment of health-related problems. The material presented in this book provides the reader with the best available foundation in behavior science and is a valuable resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in psychology or other behavior-based disciplines. In addition, a website of supplemental resources for instructors and students makes this new edition even more accessible and student-friendly (www.psypress.com/u/pierce).
Genre: Psychology, Editor: Psychology Press, Pages: 1104 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781135071493