Psychology | The Psychology of Learning
P325 | 3783 | A. Machado
We survey the state of the art concerning animal and human learning.
Topics include evolution and learning, reflexes, habituation,
classical and operant conditioning, reinforcement and punishment,
stimulus control, choice behavior, and self-control. We study the
issues that have informed the work of generations of learning
psychologists, their research methods, and the theories developed to
date. At the end of the course the student will know some of the
basic principles of learning, understand a few applications of
learning theory, and be able to undertake more advanced courses on the
Exams: There will be three exams throughout the semester. Each will
consist of a mixture of multiple-choice and short-answer questions.
Text: Mazur, Learning and Behavior, 1998.
Office hours: I will be available twice a week (to be announced in
Can also be reached by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The teaching assistant will also be available to answer questions.