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Psychology

PSYC 340 Psychology of Learning (1)

A systematic introduction to the nature of the learning process emphasizing a topical/theoretical orientation. Major topics covered include the historical legacy of neobehaviorism, classic and contemporary Pavlovian conditioning, techniques of instrumental learning, the nature of reinforcement, aversive learning, generalization and discrimination and recent developments in the economy of learning. Attention will be given to interactions between learning and motivation.

Prerequisite: PSYC 210 or consent of instructor

  • Offering: Fall
  • Instructor: McBride