Learning and Behavior: Active Learning Edition

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Cengage Learning, Feb 22, 2008 - Psychology - 400 pages
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LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR: ACTIVE LEARNING EDITION, Sixth Edition, looks at learning as an evolutionary mechanism. Chance's book is stimulating, interactive, and filled with high-interest queries and examples. Based on the theme that learning is a biological mechanism that aids survival, this book embraces a scientific approach to behavior but is written in a lucid, clear language. The reconceived built-in workbook, which is included at the back of every text, has been pared down to be more approachable and less time-consuming for students, with a greater focus on the core concepts and vocabulary presented in the text. Probing essay questions and examples encourage students to draw connections between topics and apply the material to their own lives. Perforated pages allow professors to collect completed workbook assignments easily.
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It's a pretty good text book. The information is clear and written in laymen, so a pretty easy read for a textbook. I especially love the little quotes and opening stories at the beginning of every ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction Learning to Change
1
The Study of Learning and Behavior
34
Pavlovian Conditioning
59
Pavlovian Applications
93
Reinforcement
119
Schedules of Reinforcement
175
Punishment
206
Operant Applications and Interpretations
229
Contents
437
Preface to the Revised Edition
441
Learning to Change
1
The Study of Learning and Behavior
3
Pavlovian Conditioning
11
Pavlovian Applications
19
Reinforcement
23
Schedules of Reinforcement
29

Observational Learning
274
Generalization Discrimination and Stimulus Control
299
Memory and Forgetting
335
The Limits of Learning
371
Glossary
389
References
396
Author Index
421
Subject Index
427
A workbook to accompany Learning and Behavior
435
Punishment
35
Operant Applications and Interpretations
39
Observational Learning
45
Generalization Discrimination and Stimulus Control
49
Memory and Forgetting
55
The Limits of Learning
59
References
61
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Paul Chance received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Utah State University. He started his career as a school teacher (grades 7-9), and has been an Adjunct Instructor at the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and at Salisbury University (Maryland). Formerly, he was Book Review Editor of PSYCHOLOGY TODAY magazine, a senior fellow of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, and a member of the Association for Science in Autism Treatment advisory board.

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