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In this course, you are expected to learn basic concepts and theories in the field of learning. In addition to basic issues, we will also explore the real world applications of the theories and concepts that we covered. The topics to be covered are: history of learning theories, basic methods used to study human and animal learning, basic forms of learning, Pavlovian conditioning and its applications, operant conditioning and their applications, schedules of reinforcement, generalization, discrimination, and stimulus control, and comparative cognition.
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Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Identify underlying main theoretical issues and concepts in learning.
2. Understand the historical context in which theories of learning are developed.
3. Describe the main findings in the primary areas of scientific research within the field of learning.
4. Analyze and evaluate the theories in the field of learning.
5. Describe how psychologists conduct research to investigate human and animal learning.
6. Apply learning theories, concepts and research findings to practical situations and to their own experiences.
7. Express their knowledge about human and animal learning clearly and effectively.