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Animal Learning and Cognition

Animal Learning and Cognition

An Introduction

  • Author: John M. Pearce
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 1317709934
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 432
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Animal Learning and Cognition: An Introduction provides an up-to-date review of the principal findings from more than a century of research into animal intelligence. This new edition has been expanded to take account of the many exciting developments that have occurred over the last ten years. The book opens with a historical survey of the methods that have been used to study animal intelligence, and follows by summarizing the contribution made by learning processes to intelligent behavior. Topics include Pavlovian and instrumental conditioning, discrimination learning, and categorization. The remainder of the book focuses on animal cognition and covers such topics as memory, navigation, social learning, language and communication, and knowledge representation. Expanded areas include extinction (to which an entire chapter is now devoted), navigation in insects, episodic memory in birds, imitation in birds and primates, and the debate about whether primates are aware of mental states in themselves and others. Issues raised throughout the book are reviewed in a concluding chapter that examines how intelligence is distributed throughout the animal kingdom. The broad spectrum of topics covered in this book ensures that it will be of interest to students of psychology, biology, zoology, and neuroscience. Since very little background knowledge is required, the book will be of equal value to anyone simply interested in either animal intelligence, or the animal origins of human intelligence. This textbook is accompanied by online instructor resources which are free of charge to departments who adopt this book as their text. They include chapter-by-chapter lecture slides, an interactive chapter-by-chapter multiple-choice question test bank, and multiple-choice questions in paper and pen format.

The Ethology of Domestic Animals

The Ethology of Domestic Animals

An Introductory Text, 3rd Edition

  • Author: Per Jensen
  • Publisher: CABI
  • ISBN: 1786391651
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 311
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Completely updated, revised and redesigned in colour throughout, this classic bestselling text continues to provide a concise introduction to the important fundamentals of animal behaviour from genetics, physiology, motivation, learning and cognition, through to social and reproductive behaviour, abnormal behaviour and human-animal interactions. This text remains a highly respected, essential resource for both students and lecturers in animal and veterinary science, animal welfare, zoology and psychology.

Introduction to Learning and Behavior

Introduction to Learning and Behavior

  • Author: Russell Powell,Diane Symbaluk,Suzanne MacDonald
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 0534634516
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 512
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Explore how learning principles work in both animals and people with INTRODUCTION TO LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR. Throughout this learning textbook, the authors show how the study of learning helps solve practical problems, such as improving study skills, improving relationships, raising children, and stopping smoking. Use the textbook's multiple opportunities for review and self-testing to get ready for tests. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introduction to Learning and Behavior

Introduction to Learning and Behavior

  • Author: Russell Powell,Diane Symbaluk,P. Honey
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 0495595284
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 576
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Designed to apply learning theory and principles to the presentation of learning, this text shows how learning principles work in both animals and people. Throughout the book, the authors show how the study of learning helps solve practical problems, such as improving study skills, improving relationships, raising children, and effectively stopping smoking. This book is both solidly based in research and engaging for the student. To help ensure that students understand the materials, the authors strategically include multiple opportunities for review and self-testing within the text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Evolutionary Psychology

Evolutionary Psychology

An Introduction

  • Author: Lance Workman,Will Reader
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107783100
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: N.A
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Written for undergraduate psychology students, and assuming little knowledge of evolutionary science, the third edition of this classic textbook provides an essential introduction to evolutionary psychology. Fully updated with the latest research and new learning features, it provides a thought-provoking overview of evolution and illuminates the evolutionary foundation of many of the broader topics taught in psychology departments. The text retains its balanced and critical evaluation of hypotheses and full coverage of the fundamental topics required for undergraduates. This new edition includes more material on the social and reproductive behaviour of non-human primates, morality, cognition, development and culture as well as new photos, illustrations, text boxes and thought questions to support student learning. Some 280 online multiple choice questions complete the student questioning package. This new material complements the classic features of this text, which include suggestions for further reading, chapter summaries, a glossary, and two-colour figures throughout.

An Introduction to the History of Psychology

An Introduction to the History of Psychology

  • Author: B. R. Hergenhahn,Tracy Henley
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1133958095
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 720
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Dreams puzzled early man, Greek philosophers spun elaborate theories to explain human memory and perception, Descartes postulated that the brain was filled with animal spirits, and psychology was officially deemed a science in the 19th century. In this Seventh Edition of AN INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY, authors Hergenhahn and Henley demonstrate that most of the concerns of contemporary psychologists are manifestations of themes that have been part of psychology for hundreds--or even thousands--of years. The book's numerous photographs and pedagogical devices, along with its biographical material on key figures in psychology, engage readers and facilitate their understanding of each chapter. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Discovering Behavioral Neuroscience: An Introduction to Biological Psychology

Discovering Behavioral Neuroscience: An Introduction to Biological Psychology

  • Author: Laura Freberg
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1305687736
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 672
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With its comprehensive, authoritative coverage and student-centered pedagogy, DISCOVERING BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE: AN INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 3rd Edition is ideal for a broad range of students taking a beginning undergraduate course in biological or physiological psychology. Retitled in this edition to reflect the increasing interest in, and importance of, neuroscience, the book provides a foundational understanding of the structure and function of the nervous system and its relationship to both typical and disordered human behavior. Written by an author with more than 30 years of teaching experience at schools ranging from community colleges to the Ivy League, this text presents classic concepts, current topics, and cutting-edge research in a style that is both accessible to beginning and less-prepared students and appealing to students with stronger backgrounds. As a result, the book allows instructors to teach a rigorous course that does not oversimplify the material, while keeping students excited and engaged. Reviewers have praised the text's clear narrative, high-interest examples, pedagogy, and purposeful art program. Updated with hundreds of new citations and to reflect changes in the DSM-5, this edition also includes new boxed features on ethics, careers, research, and health to engage students in the material, promote critical thinking, and prepare students for their future professions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Environment and Behavior

Environment and Behavior

An Introduction

  • Author: Robert B. Bechtel
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780803957954
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 679
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Unlike many books on the subject, which treat environmental psychology as a branch of psychology only, this comprehensive introduction takes a cross-disciplinary stance. Chapters cover such topics as: environmental engineering; biology; geography; architecture; evolutionary biology; sociology; clinical psychology and gerontology. The author, taking a unified view of human-environment problems, includes many aspects of environmental studies and emphasizes the innovative thinking required to deal with environmental problems.

Study Guide to Accompany Bob Garrett’s Brain & Behavior: An Introduction to Biological Psychology, Third Edition

Study Guide to Accompany Bob Garrett’s Brain & Behavior: An Introduction to Biological Psychology, Third Edition

  • Author: Bob Garrett,Beth Powell
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412994322
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 400
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Prepared by Beth Powell (Smith College), this Study Guide offers additional review and practice to help you succeed in your Biological Psychology class. Each chapter corresponds to the appropriate chapter in Brain & Behavior: An Introduction to Biological Psychology, Third Edition and contains the following: Chapter outlines Learning objectives Summary and guided reviews (incorporating key terms and concepts) Short-answer and essay questions Chapter post-test You will also find useful study resources on the open-access Student Study Site at http://www.sagepub.com/garrett3e. Bundle Option: For just $5 more than the price of the standalone text, this Study Guide can be packaged with the Third Edition of Brain & Behavior. (ISBN: 978-1-4129-9714-0). Please contact your Sales Representative for more information!

An introduction to theories of learning

An introduction to theories of learning

  • Author: B. R. Hergenhahn,Matthew H. Olson
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 506
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Clearly written and user-friendly, this comprehensive book defines learning and shows how the learning process is studied. It places learning in an historical perspective, and provides appreciation for the figures and theories that have shaped 100 years of learning theory research.It presents essential features of the major theories of learning in the words of the theorists, introducing readers to the pioneering work of E.L. Thorndike, Ivan Pavlov, B.F. Skinner, Clark Hull, Edwin Guthrie, William Estes, the Gestalt psychologists, Jean Piaget, E.C. Tolman, Albert Bandura, Donald Hebb, and Robert Bolles; and examines some of the relationships between learning theory and educational practices.An excellent reference work for those involved in education and learning.