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Author Domjan, Michael, 1947-

Title The principles of learning and behavior / Michael Domjan with contributions by J.W. Grau
Edition Fifth edition
Published Australia ; Belmont CA : Thomson/Wadsworth, [2003]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  150.1943 Dom/Pol 2003  DUE 28-11-19
Description xxvii, 447 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Elicited behavior, habituation, and sensitization --3. Classical conditioning: foundations -- 4. Classical conditioning: mechanisms -- 5. Instrumental conditioning: foundations -- 6. Schedules of reinforcement and choice behavior -- 7. Instrumental conditioning: motivational mechanisms -- 8. Stimulus control of behavior -- 9. Extinction of conditioned behavior -- 10. Aversive control: avoidance and punishment -- 11. Animal cognition I. Memory mechanisms -- 12. Animal cognition II. Special topics
Summary Known for its currency and clear writing style, this book provides a comprehensive and systematic introduction to elementary forms of learning that have been the focus of research for much of the twentieth century. 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. Biological constraints on learning are integrated throughout the text, as are applications boxes that relate animal research to human learning and behavior. The book closely reflects the field of research it represents in terms of topics covered, theories discussed, and experimental paradigms described
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [387]-432) and indexes
Subject Conditioned response.
Learning, Psychology of.
Behaviorism (Psychology)
Conditioned response -- Textbooks.
Learning, Psychology of -- Textbooks.
Behaviorism (Psychology) -- Textbooks.
Genre/Form Textbooks.
Author Grau, James W.
LC no. 2002725562
ISBN 053456156X alkaline paper