9780521701396

Human Learning and Memory

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521701396

  • ISBN10:

    0521701392

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/16/2012
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Summary

This innovative textbook is the first to integrate learning and memory, behaviour, and cognition. It focuses on fascinating human research in both memory and learning (while also bringing in important animal studies) and brings the reader up to date with the latest developments in the subject. Students are encouraged to think critically: key theories and issues are looked at in detail; descriptions of experiments include why they were done and how examining the method can help evaluate competing viewpoints. By looking at underlying cognitive processes, students come away with a sense of learning and memory being interrelated actions taken by the same human being, rather than two separate activities. Lively and engaging writing is supported by lots of examples of practical applications that show the relevance of lab-based research to everyday life. Examples include treatments for phobias and autism, ways to improve eyewitness testimony, and methods of enhancing study techniques.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Learning
Some basic assumptions
Classical conditioning
Conditioning principles and theories
Reinforcement
Reinforcement applications
Punishment
Theories of reinforcement
Memory
Memory: an introduction
Sensory and working memory
Long-term memory
Retrieval
Practical applications
Learning and Memory
Neural networks
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