Theories of Human Learning: What the Professor Said

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Cengage Learning, Jul 27, 2012 - Self-Help - 464 pages
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Both a serious academic text and a delightful story, this book offers a clear, readable look at a full range of learning theories from behavioral to cognitive. It also covers memory, motivation, connectionism (neural net models), and social learning and concludes with a comprehensive synthesis. Its most apparent strength is its easily accessible style, but its greatest value lies in the clarity of its concepts and its emphasis on practical applications. THEORIES OF HUMAN LEARNING is narrated by a Professor. But this Professor isn't just anyone. In fact, those familiar with previous editions may conclude that he is related to Kongor and Kro, two extraterrestrials who so successfully guided students through the first two editions -- or to the Old Man or, later, the Old Woman who led readers through the next editions. Wise as he is, the Professor does the job even more effectively than his predecessors in this sixth edition of THEORIES OF HUMAN LEARNING: WHAT THE PROFESSOR SAID.
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User Review  - gawky - LibraryThing

This book was a very clear and readable overview to psychology, and was useful to me, as I have no background in this segment of neuroscience. Some may not like the style, which is somewhat similar to "Sophie's World." Read full review

Contents

Science and Theory
1
Mostly Behavioristic Theories
26
The Beginnings of Modern Cognitivism
154
Mostly Cognitive Theories
190
Summary
342
Lefrançoiss Epilogue
364
Glossary
367
References
389
Name Index
421
Subject Index
429
Photo Credits
441
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Guy Lefrançois is the author of leading Thomson Learning textbooks in child and adult development (OF CHILDREN AND THE LIFESPAN), and in Educational Psychology (PSYCHOLOGY FOR TEACHING). He is currently at the University of Alberta.

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