Human Learning

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Human Learning, fifth edition, is the leading text on learning theories applied to education. It covers a broad range of learning theories, including behaviorist, social cognitive, cognitive, and developmental. Complex learning and cognition, including metacognition, transfer, and social processes in knowledge construction are also covered, as is motivation. Coverage demonstrates, through the author's extremely lucid and engaging prose, how different concepts relate to one another. The book provides dozens of proven examples, and emphasizes meaningful learning that makes the fundamentals of these theories comprehensible to students with little or no prior coursework in psychology. Key revisions to this book include a thoroughly updated section on behaviorism, a new, separate chapter on the developmental theories of Piaget and Vygotsky, and a reorganized motivation section.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Human Learning
Perspectives on Learning
Learning and the Brain
Behaviorist Views of Learning
Behaviorism and Classical Conditioning
Instrumental Conditioning
Applications of Instrumental Conditioning
Social Cognitive Theory
Social Cognitive Theory
Cognitive Views of Learning
Introduction to Cognition and Memory
Long-Term Memory I: Storage
Long-Term Memory II: The Nature of Knowledge
Long-Term Memory III: Retrieval and Forgetting
Developmental Perspectives
Developmental Perspectives on Cognition
Complex Learning and Cognition
Metacognition, Self-Regulated Learning, and Study Strategies
Transfer and Problem Solving
Social Processes in Knowledge Construction
Motivation and Affect
Cognitive Factors in Motivation
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