Psychology
 

Principles of Learning

Principles of Learning
Principles of learning; representative experiments.
PSYCH
361
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPSYCH 307 & PSYCH 309 & PSYCH 310; or instructor's consent.
 NoteContains content featured in the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
 TaughtFall Contact Department, Winter Contact Department
 ProgramsContaining PSYCH 361
Course Outcomes: 

1. Understanding of behavior analysis concepts

Students will develop their understanding of and facility with the concepts by which behavior analysis makes sense of selected learning phenomena.

Measurement: In-class quizzes, both individual- and team-based, on assigned textbook and other reading.

2. Virtual laboratory rat

Students will connect the concepts to the behavior of a virtual laboratory rat.

Measurement: Individual- and team-based written reports and in-class presentations of the results of virtual experiments. Team-based manuscripts in multiple drafts both peer- and instructor- reviewed.

3. Application of behavioral concepts to humans

Students will apply the concepts to human behavior, including one's own.

Measurement: Out-of-class team-based application activities summarized in written reports. Essay exams that emphasize applications to real-life phenomena.