ISBN 9788120348141,An Introduction to Theories of Learning

An Introduction to Theories of Learning



Prentice Hall

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9788120348141

ISBN-10 8120348141


Edition 9th
Number of Pages 480 Pages
Language (English)

Academic And Professional

This new edition of the book is totally reorganized and streamlined. However, as in the previous editions, the focus of the book remains the following:
(i) Defining learning and showing how the learning process is studied
(ii) Placing learning theory in historical perspective
(iii) Presenting the essential features of major theories of learning
(iv) Including the materials that reflect current research and scholarship

The New Edition:
1. Takes into account the cognitive neuroscience of Gestalt Psychology including studies of the Aha! phenomenon
2. Provides more information that Piaget underestimated the cognitive abilities of Infants and Toddlers
3. Includes exploration of the role of mirror neurons in observational learning
4. Consists new information on the role of Hippocampus in consolidation and Spatial learning
Table of contents :-
Part One: Introduction to Learning

Chapter 1: What is Learning?
Chapter 2: Approaches to the Study of Learning
Chapter 3: Early Notions about Learning

Part Two: Predominantly Functionalistic Theories

Chapter 4: Edward Lee Thorndike
Chapter 5: Burrhus Frederic Skinner
Chapter 6: Clark Leonard Hull

Part Three: Predominantly Associationistic Theories

Chapter 7: Ivan Petrovich Pavlov
Chapter 8: Edwin Ray Guthrie
Chapter 9: William Kaye Estes

Part Four: Predominantly Cognitive Theories

Chapter 10: Gestalt Theory
Chapter 11: Jean Piaget
Chapter 12: Edward Chace Tolman
Chapter 13: Albert Bandura

Part Five: A Predominantly Neurophysiological Theory

Chapter 14: Donald Olding Hebb

Part Six: An Evolutionary Theory

Chapter 15: Robert C. Bolles and Evolutionary Psychology

Part Seven:

Chapter 16: A Final Word

Name Index
Subject Index