Learning: Behavior and Cognition

Learning: Behavior and Cognition

by David A. Lieberman
     
 

Without sacrificing intellectual rigor, this clear and beautifully written text shows how learning principles revealed in animal research can be applied to human behavior. Rather than leaving students with only classical conditioning, reinforcement, and formation of associations, Lieberman also reveals the relationship of learning to cognitive processes, such as…  See more details below

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Without sacrificing intellectual rigor, this clear and beautifully written text shows how learning principles revealed in animal research can be applied to human behavior. Rather than leaving students with only classical conditioning, reinforcement, and formation of associations, Lieberman also reveals the relationship of learning to cognitive processes, such as memory and thinking. His coverage of the Rescorla-Wagner model-cited as "an especially lucid overview" in the Journal of Comparative Psychology-enables students to understand the importance of neural network models in learning research (a topic either ignored or not made clear in other texts) and to perceive the links between associative learning and higher cognitive processes.

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Shows how learning principles revealed in animal research can be applied to human behavior. Challenges readers to think for themselves by exploring the logic of experiments, and focuses on key theories, presenting an in-depth coverage that clarifies complexities. Introduces neural network models and explores their potential to explain all aspects of learning, from classical conditioning in slugs to language learning in humans. Includes chapter glossaries, summaries, and questions. This third edition includes many practical human learning examples, expanded coverage of choice behavior and concept recognition, and illustrative images from a new software program that simulates learning phenomena. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534123185
Publisher:
Brooks/Cole
Publication date:
02/01/1990
Pages:
500

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