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Clearly written and user-friendly, this comprehensive book defines learning and shows how the learning process is studied. It places learning in an historical perspective, and provides 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 in the words of the theorists, introducing readers to the pioneering work of E.L. Thorndike, Ivan Pavlov, B.F. Skinner, Clark Hull, Edwin Guthrie, William Estes, the Gestalt psychologists, Jean Piaget, E.C. Tolman, Albert Bandura, Donald Hebb, and Robert Bolles; and examines some of the relationships between learning theory and educational practices.An excellent reference work for those involved in education and learning.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Learning
What Is Learning?
Approaches to the Study of Learning
Early Notions about Learning
Predominantly Functionalistic Theories
Edward Lee Thorndike
Burrhus Frederick Skinner
Clark Leonard Hull
Predominantly Associationistic Theories
Ivan Petrovich Pavlov
Edwin Ray Guthrie
William Kaye Estes
Predominantly Cognitive Theories
Edward Chace Tolman
A Predominantly Neurophysiological Theory
Donald Olding Hebb
An Evolutionary Theory
Some Final Thoughts
A Final Word
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