PSY 270
Learning Theories
Online Course

PSY 270 Learning Theories

3 Semester Units

Learning Theories offers a presentation of learning and behavior theory, methodology, and research relating to how and why humans and animals learn and behave as they do. The course provides a historical and theoretical foundation of learning theory that is necessary to fully appreciate modern forms of the psychology of learning. There is coverage of classic experiments, contemporary research, and real-world examples to help students confidently understand the learning process and its effect on behavior.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Differentiate between learning and learned behavior.
  • Examine the basic procedure of Pavlovian conditioning.
  • Assess the relationship between conditioned and unconditioned responses.
  • Evaluate the effects of reinforcement and extinction on behavioral variation.
  • Analyze what evidence points to the conclusion that extinction does not erase original learning.

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