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Published: 22 March 2016

576 Pages

7 x 9.5 inches

ISBN: 9780878933853

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Learning and Behavior

A Contemporary Synthesis

Second Edition

Mark E. Bouton

Sinauer Associates is an imprint of Oxford University Press

Research on fundamental learning processes continues to tell an important and interesting story. In the second edition of Learning and Behavior: A Contemporary Synthesis, Mark Bouton recounts that story, providing an in-depth but highly readable review of modern learning and behavior theory that is informed by the history of the field. The text reflects the author's conviction that the study of animal learning has a central place in psychology, and that understanding its principles and theories is important for students, psychologists, and scientists in related disciplines (e.g., behavioral neuroscience and clinical psychology).

New to this Edition:

  • Over fifty new chapter-end Discussion Questions engage the student in reviewing and integrating the chapter material
  • In addition to new figures, all of the art has been digitally enhanced and updated to full color
  • New and expanded coverage of topics such as metacognition in animals, behavioral economics, hybrid attention theory, consolidation and reconsolidation, the motivational control of instrumental behavior, and action and habit learning
  • More illustrative studies that focus on human participants
  • All material has been thoroughly updated, with 279 new references cited

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