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PSY 301 - Learning


Description:
Addresses basic theory and research related to classical and operant conditioning, stimulus control, and memory.

Prerequisites:
Prerequisite: PSY 300.

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss the historical development of the theoretical orientations to the study of learning.
  • Demonstrate mastery of critical terms and concepts from the field of learning and behavioral psychology.
  • Develop the ability to communicate in the language and format of the disciplines of learning and behavioral psychology.
  • Develop the ability to read, comprehend and discuss technically sophisticated experimental procedures, data analysis methods, theoretical arguments and interpretations specific to behavioral psychology.
  • Demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate research designs, data collection methods and interpretations common to the field of learning and behavioral psychology.
  • Describe the basic behavioral principles of reinforcement, stimulus control, extinction, punishment, and classical conditioning.
  • Identify procedures, methods and techniques developed within the field of learning that have been employed by other disciplines.
  • Discuss the relevance of the theories and findings from the field of learning from an interdisciplinary perspective.
  • Recognize the continuity of species and the relevance of animal models of behavior.

Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
2/18/2010

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