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For undergraduate and graduate courses in Learning Theory and Learning and Motivation in departments of psychology and education. Accessible for undergraduates yet thorough enough for graduate students, this comprehensive text defines learning and shows how the learning process is studied. The text places learning in its historical perspective, giving students an appreciation for the figures and theories that have shaped 100 years of learning theory research. It presents essential features of the major theories of learning and examines some of the relationships between learning theory and educational practices.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION TO LEARNING.
1. What Is Learning? 2. Approaches to the Study of Learning. 3. Early Notions about Learning.
II. PREDOMINANTLY FUNCTIONALISTIC THEORIES.
4. Edward Lee Thorndike. 5. Burrhus Frederic Skinner. 6. Clark Leonard Hull.
III. PREDOMINANTLY ASSOCIATIONISTIC THEORIES.
7. Ivan Petrovich Pavlov. 8. Edwin Ray Guthrie. 9. William Kaye Estes.
IV. PREDOMINANTLY COGNITIVE THEORIES.
10. Gestalt Theory. 11. Jean Piaget. 12. Edward Chace Tolman. 13. Albert Bandura.