Jun 05, 2023
PSY 301 - Learning
Addresses basic theory and research related to classical and operant conditioning, stimulus control, and memory.
Prerequisite: PSY 300.
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.
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