The Psychology of Learning
What you'll learn
- Provides a framework for understanding concepts, phenomena, and theories from the field of learning
- Illustrates the field's key ideas using film clips and other popular media
- Explains important topics rarely covered at length in Learning textbooks
You could see the world as nothing but randomly appearing stimuli (i.e., events you experience) and responses (i.e., your own behaviors), but you don't. How do you learn that one stimulus is associated with another (classical conditioning)? How do you learn that your own behavior can make something in your environment change (operant conditioning)? And how do classical and operant conditioning change the way you behave? As it turns out, these two forms of learning--and what they tell you about the predictability of your world--can change your behavior in surprising ways.
These videos are the ideal study tool for AP Psychology courses, CLEP Psychology test preparation, and any college-level Psychology of Learning course.
Take this Psychology of Learning course and discover how we learn.</p>
Who this course is for:
- Those taking (or preparing to take) courses in Introductory Psychology, Learning and Memory, or related topics
- Anyone interested in a deeper understanding of classical conditioning (e.g., Pavlov's dogs) and operant conditioning (e.g., reinforcement and punishment)
- People interested in learning more about why people do what they do
Dr. Sharpsteen has been a professor of psychology for nearly 30 years, specializing in topics related to social psychology, personality, human development, research design, and statistics. He's the author of REA's CLEP Introductory Psychology, a best-selling test preparation guide for introductory/general psychology courses (with exceptionally strong reviews from students), and several video textbooks offered on Udemy.