Both a serious academic text and an intriguing story, this seventh edition reflects a significant update in research, theory, and applications in all areas. It presents a comprehensive view of the historical development of learning theories from behaviorist through to cognitive models. The chapters also cover memory, motivation, social learning, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. The author's highly entertaining style clarifies concepts, emphasizes practical applications, and presents a thought-provoking, narrator-based commentary. The stage is given to Mrs Gribbin and her swashbuckling cat, who both lighten things up and supply much-needed detail. These two help to explore the importance of technology for simulating human cognitive processes and engage with current models of memory. They investigate developments in, and applications of, brain-based research and plunge into models in motivation theory, to name but a few of the adventures they embark upon in this textbook.Read more
- Presents the development of the big ideas behind learning theory with emphasis on their interconnectedness
- Every chapter contains one or more sections detailing relevant educational implications and applications
- A third-person narrator, Mrs Gribbin, is used to insert a footnoted level of meta-commentary that simplifies and clarifies difficult concepts
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- Edition: 7th Edition
- Publication planned for: November 2019
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781108735995
- dimensions: 246 x 189 mm
- contains: 122 b/w illus.
- availability: Not yet published - available from November 2019
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
Part I. Science and Theory:
1. Human learning
Part II. Mostly Behavioristic Theories:
2. Early behaviorism: Pavlov, Watson, and Guthrie
3. The effects of behavior: Thorndike and Hull
4. Operant conditioning: Skinner's radical behaviorism
5. Evolutionary psychology: learning, biology, and the brain
Part III. The Beginnings of Modern Cognitivism:
6. Transition to modern cognitivism: Hebb, Tolman, and the Gestaltists
Part IV. Mostly Cognitive Theories:
7. Three cognitive theories: Bruner, Piaget, and Vygotsky
8. Learning and memory
9. Motivation and emotions
10. Social learning: Bandura's social cognitive theory
11. Machine learning and artificial intelligence: the future?
Part V. Summary:
12. Summary, synthesis, and integration
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