Principles of Learning

Principles of Learning
Principles of learning; representative experiments.
 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, Winter
 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.