Learning: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | August 12, 2016

byMark Haselgrove

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What is learning? How does it take place? What happens when it goes wrong? The topic of learning has been central to the development of the science of psychology since its inception. Without learning there can be no memory, no language and no intelligence. Indeed it is rather difficult to imagine a part of psychology, or neuroscience, that learning does not touch upon. Inthis Very Short Introduction Mark Haselgrove describes learning from the perspective of associative theories of classical and instrumental conditioning, and considers why these are the dominant, and best described analyses of learning in contemporary psychology. Tracing the origins of thesetheories, he discusses the techniques used to study learning in both animals and humans, and considers the importance of learning for animal behaviour and survival.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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What is learning? How does it take place? What happens when it goes wrong? The topic of learning has been central to the development of the science of psychology since its inception. Without learning there can be no memory, no language and no intelligence. Indeed it is rather difficult to imagine a part of psychology, or neuroscience, ...

Mark Haselgrove is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Nottingham. He conducts research and teaches on the principles, mechanisms and applications of learning. Along with Lee Hogarth, he is the co-author of Clinical Applications of Learning Theory (Psychology Press, 2012)

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.07 inPublished:August 12, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199688362

ISBN - 13:9780199688364

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1. What is learning (and how do we study it?)2. What is learned during learning?3. The surprising thing about learning4. Maps and clocks: Learning about space and time5. When learning goes wrong6. Learning from others7. Surely there is more to learning than thatFurther ReadingIndex