Learning: Nineteen Scenarios from Everyday Life

Learning: Nineteen Scenarios from Everyday Life

by Gerhard Steiner

This volume deals with learning, how it occurs and under which circumstances.See more details below


This volume deals with learning, how it occurs and under which circumstances.

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Cambridge University Press
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Table of Contents

1. Fear of white aprons - classical conditioning; 2. A learned heart attack? The problem of extinction; 3. The World Fair's 'magic nails' - trial and error learning?; 4. An untidy child becomes tidy - signals for new habits; 5. Michael remains a troublemaker - of operant conditioning and the perils of reinforcement; 6. How Rita unlearns to like drawing - reinforcements are not all alike; 7. Waiting and learning to do without - learning to control one's own impulses and behavior; 8. Learning prosocial behaviour- social-cognitive development and the learning of social value systems; 9. Don't be afraid of exams - more than just desensitization; 10. How managers learn to cope with stress - cognitive behavior training and the development of action-regulating cognitions; 11. Learned helplessness in a senior high school student - non-contingencies and casual attributions; 12. Learning to juggle - mastering the grammar of juggling; 13. Learning from text - the construction of mental models; 14. Building your vocabulary - mechanical learning and the elaboration of semantic networks; 15. Fontane's 'John Maynard' - on global and specific learning and memory aids; 16. Learning to count: the construction of numeric networks - Piaget's theory of genetic epistemology applied; 17. How concrete is concrete learning, for example in geometry? - conceptual and figural components of learning.

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