The essentials of conditioning and learning
Written by Michael Domjan, one of the top researchers in the field, this concise and accessible text quickly guides students through key topics. Domjan summarizes contemporary perspectives and makes research results understandable. This book is perfect for professors and students who want an accurate account of learning and conditioning--the "essentials"--without excessive detail.
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One Basic Concepts and Definitions
Two The Structure of Unconditioned Behavior
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