Theories of Human Learning

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Cambridge University Press, Oct 24, 2019 - Education - 566 pages
"The seventh edition is a survey and interpretation of some of the important theories and findings in the psychology of learning. It includes a detailed examination of the main behavioristic and cognitive theories and an appraisal of each together with a discussion of its most important practical applications, especially in education. Also, it looks at the most recent and useful models of memory, motivation, social/cognitive learning, and current brain-based research, and it explores recent and rapidly changing progress in the field of machine learning and artificial intelligence. Like its predecessors, this edition continues to emphasize relevance and practical implications of topics, clarity of presentation, and maintenance of high interest. The seventh edition reflects a significant updating of research, theory, and applications in all areas including: - highlighting recent developments in, and applications of, brain-based research - describing newer models in motivation theory and their implications - summarizing current models of memory and related implications for theories of learning - exploring the importance of technology for simulating human cognitive processes and suggesting new models of learning - examining the effects of screen violence on children and adults - looking at what machines capable of deep learning and artificially intelligent behaviors might mean for the future 18 There is also a tidbit of information about Schr÷dinger, a unique cat"--
 

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Contents

CHAPTER OUTLINE
4
Human Learning
14
Science and Psychological Theories
15
A Brief Overview
27
Main Point Chapter Summary
33
Pavlov Watson and Guthrie
37
Thorndike and Hull
81
SkinnerTs Radical Behaviorism
111
Motivation and Emotions
325
BanduraTs Social Cognitive Theory
366
15
378
The Future?
394
Summary Synthesis and Integration
425
Lefranšoiss Epilogue
452
27
496
38
502

Learning Biology and the Brain
154
The Beginnings of Modern Cognitivism
193
Bruner Piaget and Vygotsky
239
Learning and Memory
287

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About the author (2019)

Guy R. Lefranšois is Honorary Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta, Canada. He has published over fifty titles, including a number of best-selling textbooks in their respective fields.

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