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by Michael P. Domjan

ePub Principles of Learning and Behavior download
Author:
Michael P. Domjan
ISBN13:
978-0534189129
ISBN:
0534189121
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Wadsworth Publishing; 3 edition (August 14, 1992)
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Michael Domjan is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. Domjan specializes in various areas of learning including animal learning, biological constraints on learning, learning mechanisms in reproductive behavior, and comparative psychology

Michael Domjan is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. Domjan specializes in various areas of learning including animal learning, biological constraints on learning, learning mechanisms in reproductive behavior, and comparative psychology. He has been recognized with the MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) in 1993, the G. Stanley Hall Award from the American Psychological Association (APA) in 1995, and election as President of the Division of Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology of the APA (1999-2000).

Domjan's book is extraordinarily well organized. Let me start by saying I have used this text as required reading for several classes in Theories of Learning. He has taken this work through several revisions, and his efforts have paid of. Domjan succeeds at providing brief, clear descriptions of most of the important approaches to the principles of learning. Excellent narrative style, very readable. It is by far the best for my students. I feel it is an excellent presentation of the basic concepts and groundwork needed to understand more complex theories and/or higher forms of learning.

If you are an instructor, don't use this book.

To begin, this book contains about the content of a semester of lecture notes. Often, the author will make a declarative statement then fail to explain (. "X is/does y") or provide examples. The examples provided are often poor analogues or are too vague to clarify. If you are an instructor, don't use this book.

The book covers habituation, classical conditioning, instrumental conditioning, stimulus control, aversive control, and their applications to theĀ .

The book covers habituation, classical conditioning, instrumental conditioning, stimulus control, aversive control, and their applications to the study of cognition and to the alleviation of behavior problems.

Published January 1st 2014 by Cengage Learning. Hardcover, 448 pages. Domjan and Burkhard's the Principles of Learning and Behavior (Hardcover). Published September 1st 1992 by Thomson Brooks/Cole.

The Principles of Learning and Behavior (Paperback). Published April 1st 2009 by Wadsworth Publishing Company. Paperback, 663 pages. Published January 1st 2014 by Cengage Learning. Author(s): Michael P. Domjan. ISBN: 1285088565 (ISBN13: 9781285088563). ISBN: 0534189121 (ISBN13: 9780534189129).

1. Principles of Learning Chapter Summaries. 1Pages: 119. 119 pages.

The Principles of Learning and Behavior: Active Learning. 1.

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Michael Domjan is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin.

This popular text gives students a comprehensive and readable introduction to contemporary issues in learning and behavior. The books balanced coverage, careful organization, and focus on animal learning have made it a favorite for years with professors and students alike. The book provides a systematic introduction to elementary forms of learning that have been the focus of research for much of the twentieth century: habituation, classical conditioning, instrumental conditioning, stimulus control, aversive control, and their applications to the study of cognition and to the alleviation of behavior problems. Biological constraints on learning are integrated throughout the text, as are applications boxes that relate animal research to human learning and behavior. The book is organized so that each chapter builds on the previous one, and simpler phenomena (habituation and sensitization) are described before more complicated ones. Within each chapter, information is also presented in increasing order of complexity. Throughout, analogies and examples help simplify and clarify concepts.
  • An important addition to my library.

  • Interesting read, yet, occasionally tedious.

  • I needed this book for school, it was very costly in the school book store however, I received it at over half the price from amazon, thanks Amazon for the wonderful prices.

  • Shipped pretty fast but did not arrive in time for my needs (no fault of seller). Easy to return to seller but did charge a 20% restocking fee + shipping.

  • DELEIVERY IS EXTREMELY POOR. THIS IS OBVIOUSLY A TEXTBOOK. THE CLASS HAS STARTED AND THE BOOK HAS NOT ARRIVED AS SCHEDULED. THIS DOES NOT MAKE THE CLASS VERY EASY. I'M NOT HAPPY!

  • Let me start by saying I have used this text as required reading for several classes in Theories of Learning. I feel it is an excellent presentation of the basic concepts and groundwork needed to understand more complex theories and/or higher forms of learning. The physiological tie-ins are not central to the book, and if skipped it would not be detrimental to a complete understanding of the learning theory. My understanding is that this is the reason they are presented in boxed sidebars and not incorporated into the body of the text.

    Admittedly the reading can be dense, and difficult to get through, but I feel this is because the subject matter is dense and complicated. One thing I have found with basic learning theory is that it is much like formal logic, with a cursory examination, many people feel it is straightforward and simple. But once one begins to deal with the `meat' of the subject, and attempts to understand the implications, exceptions, strengths and weaknesses of the topic, then the feeling of simplicity quickly disappears. It is at this point that one will find people either love the topic and want to know more, or they are put off and either blame their dislike for the topic on the presentation or the material itself. In case it is not obvious, I am one of the former types, and continue to enjoy the broader implications of learning theory, the rigor of the arguments involved and the breadth of explanatory power I see in this filed.

    This leads me to one final point. I feel the author does an excellent job of relating the basic principals he discusses to real life examples. In particular the chapter on language provides an excellent source for class discussion, informed debate and application of the theoretical mechanisms presented in the first half of the book.

  • This is a book about learning. Psychology is not an easy subject, but the author does a good job. The concepts are a little hard to grasp but the author does a great job with a difficult subject.

  • This book is only for those who already have a strong background in biology and psychology. However, if you are new to the subject, then this book is not for you. Students who are taking this subject as an elective will have a hard time with the research style presentation of topics. I'd much rather buy a book that explains topics as clear and concise as possible rather than have a play on words.