Learning and Behavior: Biological, Psychological, and Sociocultural Perspectives / Edition 3

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This comprehensive, reader-friendly book uses biological, psychological/behavioral, and sociocultural perspectives to provide an integrative and multidisciplinary look at how and why humans and non-human animals learn and behave as they do. This text focuses on learning and behavior, spanning from issues to biological bases to applications. Appropriate for readers with an interest in Learning and Behavior.
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A text for an undergraduate course in learning, overviewing learning and behavior theory and research, especially with nonhuman animals, from a deterministic, behavioral/biological perspective. Chapters on conditioning, instrumental learning, reinforcement and punishment, conceptual learning, physiology and behavior, and language, intelligence, and culture contain interim and chapter summaries, discussion questions, and discussion questions and answer sections, plus key terms, b&w photos, and Far Side cartoons. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130323422
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 12/22/2000
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 7.01 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the Third Edition
Ch. 1 Issues in Learning and Behavior 1
Ch. 2 Biological Bases of Learning and Behavior 31
Ch. 3 From Reflexes to Simple Conditioning 64
Ch. 4 Contemporary Conditioning Methods and Applications 102
Ch. 5 Complexities of Conditioning 145
Ch. 6 Instrumental Learning and Operant Conditioning 192
Ch. 7 Reinforcement and Behavior Control 232
Ch. 8 Punishment and the Aversive Control of Behavior 275
Ch. 9 Choice Behavior 304
Ch. 10 Applications of Learning and Behavior Theory 333
Ch. 11 Conceptual Learning and Thinking 365
Ch. 12 Communication, Human Language, and Culture 399
Glossary 435
References 447
Acknowledgments 471
Author Index 475
Subject Index 479
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