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Course SummaryThis Psychology 314 course is designed to help you discover new information or quickly improve your existing knowledge of the psychology of learning. Students and professionals, among others, can benefit from fun lessons, mini quizzes and additional learning resources available in this engaging course.
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Get a complete overview of the psychology of learning by studying this self-paced course. Each chapter is filled with bite-sized lessons covering topics like classical conditioning, social cognitive learning theory, declarative knowledge and cognitive perspectives on learning. Every lesson features a short quiz you can take to test your understanding of key concepts. Comprehensive exams are available to gauge your knowledge of each chapter and the entire course. The Dashboard lets you trace your steps through the course and revisit lessons that require additional study time.
Individuals able to benefit from this course include professionals, students and educators. Professionals in the field of psychology can use the lessons to refresh their existing knowledge and enhance their performance on the job. Students can use this course's resources to prepare for a test, understand an assignment or boost their grades. Educators can utilize the lessons and assessments as supplemental classroom materials that bolster their students' comprehension of the psychology of learning.
|Introduction to the Psychology of Learning||Describes types of research design and differences between learning, knowledge, performance, memory and cognition. Discusses research methodology, contemporary research in human learning and research ethics in educational psychology.|
|Psychological Approaches to Learning||Explains human behavior, behavior learning and behavioral theory. Discusses the Chicago school of functionalism, and shares theories and contributions from John Watson, Wilhelm Wundt and Edward Thorndike.|
|Classical Conditioning & Learning||Teaches classical conditioning and spontaneous recovery in psychology. Defines neutral stimulus, conditioned stimulus, unconditioned response and conditioned response. Describes Ivan Pavlov's contributions to psychology.|
|Operant Conditioning & Learning||Discusses operant conditioning in psychology and in the classroom. Describes reinforcement, punishment and David Premack's work in the field of psychology.|
|Social Cognitive Learning Theory||Covers the social-cognitive learning theory, social cognition and social modeling. Defines the chameleon effect in psychology, and discusses Albert Bandura's contributions to social learning.|
|Learning & Memory||Provides descriptions of the two-store model of memory, categories of memory and short-term memory. Discusses implicit vs. explicit memory, types of forgetting and how memory changes with age.|
|Explicit Learning & Declarative Knowledge||Examines the basics of explicit/verbal learning and semantic/episodic memory. Describes the primacy and recency effect in psychology, recognition vs. recall and ways to improve the retrieval of memories.|
|Neurobiology & Influences on Learning||Explores behavioral neuroscience, the behavioral activation system, neuroplasticity, intellectual ability and examines whether intelligence is genetic.|
|Cognitive Perspectives on Learning||Walks through types of cognitive processes in learning, the cognitive perspective of learning and information processing and different types of information transfer. Defines cognitive functions and cognitive skills in children.|
|Cultural & Social Influences on Learning||Teaches the impact culture, socialization and culture shock have on education and the effect of introversion and extroversion on learning. Discusses intellectual and learning disabilities, educational bias and the relationship between socioeconomic status and education.|
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