Psychology | The Psychology of Learning
P325 | 3460 | R. Keen
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, self-control, and animal cognition.
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 subject matter.
Exams: There will be five 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 four times a week (to be announced
I can also be reached by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The teaching assistant will also be available to answer questions.