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Learning: A Very Short Introduction

Mark Haselgrove

July 2016

ISBN: 9780199688364

128 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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This Very Short Introduction looks at the nature of learning and how it takes place. From the early experiments of Pavlov, Thorndike, and others to the most recent studies in social learning, Haselgrove discusses learning in both humans and other animals.

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This Very Short Introduction looks at the nature of learning and how it takes place. From the early experiments of Pavlov, Thorndike, and others to the most recent studies in social learning, Haselgrove discusses learning in both humans and other animals.

  • Discusses the centrality of learning to our lives, and its role in memory, language and intelligence
  • Considers the significance of learning to survival for animals, who need strategies to recognize changes in their environment, both opportunities and threats, and to respond appropriately
  • Comments on psychology experiments and recent studies in the field of learning
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over seven million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Mark Haselgrove, Associate Professor, The University of Nottingham

Mark Haselgrove is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Nottingham. He conducts research and teaches on the principles, mechanisms and applications of learning. Along with Lee Hogarth, he is the co-author of Clinical Applications of Learning Theory (Psychology Press, 2012)

Table of Contents

    1:What is learning (and how do we study it?)
    2:What is learned during learning?
    3:The surprising thing about learning
    4:Maps and clocks: Learning about space and time
    5:When learning goes wrong
    6:Learning from others
    7:Surely there is more to learning than that
    Further Reading
    Index

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