An Introduction to Theories of Learning (6th Edition)

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9780130167354: An Introduction to Theories of Learning (6th Edition)

This proven, comprehensive volume defines learning and shows how the learning process is studied. It learning in its historical perspective, giving readers an appreciation for the figures and theories that have shaped 100 years of learning theory research. Presents essential features of the major theories of learning and examines some of the relationships between learning theory and educational practices. Offers a new chapter introducing Evolutionary Psychology and its approach to learning. Covers current topics including the neuropsychology of amnesia, the neuropsychological distinction between declarative learning and memory and procedural learning and memory, the neuropsychology of reinforcement and addiction, and on-line learning and distance education. Provides examples of theory in practice throughout. Features end-of-chapter evaluation sections that include conditions and criticisms. For administrators, educators, or anyone looking for information about how people learn.

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This comprehensive text is the only current text that utilizes the great theory/great theorist approach. Each chapter focuses on the contributions of influential theorists (e.g., Thorndike, Pavlov, Skinner, Hull, Piaget etc.), traces the historical development of their theories, and considers how they relate to educational practice.

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A former chair of Hamline's psychology department at Hamline University, Dr. Hergenhahn has been awarded for excellence in teaching, has authored several widely adopted textbooks and numerous journal articles.

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