This is a thorough and scholarly discussion of basic learning, primarily drawing from the research on the conditioning of animal subjects. It is written for the sophomore-junior course in learning with general psychology as the only prerequisite. The text nicely balances clarity and appeal with thoroughness and scholarship.Tarpy's primary orientation is cognitive, stressing the way in which knowledge is represented, information is processed and stored and decisions are made. The second important focus covers the ecological relevance of learning--how basic learning mechanisms process information so that various species may behave more adaptively in their own environmental niche.
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-The full integration of cognitive and ecological material reflects the current status of the discipline.
-Interim summaries are provided at the end of each section
-Extensively illustrated with photos and figures.
-Endnotes are provided, allowing the advanced reader an opportunity to explore topics in greater depth and reference further readings.
-Two chapters devoted to higher-order learning processes.
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Book Description McGraw Hill Higher Education, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Good. Ships from the UK within 24 hours. Bookseller Inventory # BBI2014576