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Theories of Human Learning

Theories of Human Learning
Mrs Gribbin's Cat

7th Edition

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  • Publication planned for: December 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from December 2019
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108735995

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  • 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.

    • 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: December 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108735995
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 mm
    • contains: 122 b/w illus.
    • availability: Not yet published - available from December 2019
  • Table of Contents

    List of Illustrations
    Preface
    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
    Epilogue
    Glossary
    References
    Name index
    Subject index.

  • Author

    Guy R. Lefrançois, University of Alberta
    Guy R. Lefrançois is Honorary Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta, Canada. He has published over fifty titles, including a number of best-selling textbooks in their respective fields.

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