Both a serious academic text and an intriguing story, this seventh edition reflects a significant update in research, theory, and applications in all areas. It presents a comprehensive view of the historical development of learning theories from behaviorist through to cognitive models. The chapters also cover memory, motivation, social learning, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. The author's highly entertaining style clarifies concepts, emphasizes practical applications, and presents a thought-provoking, narrator-based commentary. The stage is given to Mrs Gribbin and her swashbuckling cat, who both lighten things up and supply much-needed detail. These two help to explore the importance of technology for simulating human cognitive processes and engage with current models of memory. They investigate developments in, and applications of, brain-based research and plunge into models in motivation theory, to name but a few of the adventures they embark upon in this textbook.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 566
Weight: 1210 g
Dimensions: 235 x 189 x 28 mm
Edition: 7th Revised edition
'I have used Theories of Human Learning since the 'Old Man' edition and have found it to be the most informative, as well as entertaining, book on the topics of behavioral theory, learning, memory, and cognition. It is well-written and very much appreciated by students.' James McGowan, Executive Director of Off-Campus Administration, Adelphi University, New York
'This well-organized textbook helps readers find the information they need. Each chapter begins with a detailed outline, followed by a Mrs. Gribbin story and chapter objectives narrated by her. The book then delves into the subject matter and includes each major theorist's biography. Theories of Human Learning also features several thoughtful graphics that illustrate key concepts.' Jamye Sagan