Human Learning, fifth edition, is the leading text on learning theories applied to education. It covers a broad range of learning theories, including behaviorist, social cognitive, cognitive, and developmental. Complex learning and cognition, including metacognition, transfer, and social processes in knowledge construction are also covered, as is motivation. Coverage demonstrates, through the author's extremely lucid and engaging prose, how different concepts relate to one another. The book provides dozens of proven examples, and emphasizes meaningful learning that makes the fundamentals of these theories comprehensible to students with little or no prior coursework in psychology. Key revisions to this book include a thoroughly updated section on behaviorism, a new, separate chapter on the developmental theories of Piaget and Vygotsky, and a reorganized motivation section.
Table of Contents
PART I. Introduction to Human Learning Chapter 1 Perspectives on Learning Chapter 2 Learning and the Brain PART II. Behaviorist Views of Learning Chapter 3 Behaviorism and Classical Conditioning Chapter 4 Instrumental Conditioning Chapter 5 Applications of Instrumental Conditioning PART III. Social Cognitive Theory Chapter 6 Social Cognitive Theory PART IV. Cognitive Views of Learning Chapter 7 Introduction to Cognition and Memory Chapter 8 Long-Term Memory I: Storage Chapter 9 Long-Term Memory II: The Nature of Knowledge Chapter 10 Long-Term Memory III: Retrieval and Forgetting PART V. Developmental Perspectives Chapter 11 Developmental Perspectives on Cognition PART VI. Complex Learning and Cognition Chapter 12 Metacognition, Self-Regulated Learning, and Study Strategies Chapter 13 Transfer and Problem Solving Chapter 14 Social Processes in Knowledge Construction PART VII. Motivation Chapter 15 Motivation and Affect Chapter 16 Cognitive Factors in Motivation References