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Introduction to Theories of Learning

9th Edition

By Matthew H. Olson


480 pages

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Defines learning and shows how the learning process is studied. Clearly written and user-friendly, Introduction to the Theories of Learning places learning in its historical perspective and provides appreciation for the figures and theories that have shaped 100 years of learning theory research. The 9th edition has been updated with the most current research in the field. With Pearson's MySearchLab with interactive eText and Experiment's Tool, this program is more user-friendly than ever. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers should be able to: Define learning and show how the learning process is studied Place learning theory in historical perspective Present essential features of the major theories of learning with implications for educational practice Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab (at no additional cost).

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction to Learning 1. What Is Learning? 2. Approaches to the Study of Learning 3. Early Notions about Learning Part 2: Predominantly Functionalistic Theories 4. Edward Lee Thorndike 5. Burrhus Frederick Skinner 6. Clark Leonard Hull Part 3: Predominantly Associationistic Theories 7. Ivan Petrovich Pavlov 8. Edwin Ray Guthrie 9. William Kaye Estes Part 4: Predominantly Cognitive Theories 10. Gestalt Theory 11. Jean Piaget 12. Edward Chace Tolman 13. Albert Bandura Part 5: A Predominantly Neurophysiological Theory 14. Donald Olding Hebb Part 6: An Evolutionary Theory 15. Robert C. Bolles and Evolutionary Psychology Part 7: Some Final Thoughts 16. A Final Word 17. Glossary

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Research
PSYCHOLOGY / Physiological Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / General
PSYCHOLOGY / Experimental Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY / Movements / Behaviorism
PSYCHOLOGY / Movements / Gestalt