An Introduction to Theories of Learning / Edition 6

An Introduction to Theories of Learning / Edition 6

by B.R. Hergenhahn, Matthew Olson
     
 

This proven, comprehensive volume defines learning and shows how the learning process is studied. It learning in its historical perspective, giving readers an appreciation for the figures and theories that have shaped 100 years of learning theory research. Presents essential features of the major theories of learning and examines some of the relationships between… See more details below

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This proven, comprehensive volume defines learning and shows how the learning process is studied. It learning in its historical perspective, giving readers an appreciation for the figures and theories that have shaped 100 years of learning theory research. Presents essential features of the major theories of learning and examines some of the relationships between learning theory and educational practices. Offers a new chapter introducing Evolutionary Psychology and its approach to learning. Covers current topics including the neuropsychology of amnesia, the neuropsychological distinction between declarative learning and memory and procedural learning and memory, the neuropsychology of reinforcement and addiction, and on-line learning and distance education. Provides examples of theory in practice throughout. Features end-of-chapter evaluation sections that include conditions and criticisms. For administrators, educators, or anyone looking for information about how people learn.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130167354
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
06/19/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
502
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION TO LEARNING.

1. What Is Learning?
2. Approaches to the Study of Learning.
3. Early Notions about Learning.

II. PREDOMINANTLY FUNCTIONALISTIC THEORIES.

4. Edward Lee Thorndike.
5. Burrhus Frederic Skinner.
6. Clark Leonard Hull.

III. PREDOMINANTLY ASSOCIATIONISTIC THEORIES.

7. Ivan Petrovich Pavlov.
8. Edwin Ray Guthrie.
9. William Kaye Estes.

IV. PREDOMINANTLY COGNITIVE THEORIES.

10. Gestalt Theory.
11. Jean Piaget.
12. Edward Chace Tolman.
13. Albert Bandura.

IV. A PREDOMINANTLY NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL THEORY.

14. Donald Olding Hebb.

VI. AN EVOLUTIONARY THEORY.

15. Robert C. Bolles and Evolutionary Psychology.

VII. SOME FINAL THOUGHTS.

16. Implications for Education.
17. A Final Word.

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