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An introduction to learning and memory, grounded in research and theory. Students will be able to explore important phenomena of human learning and memory, theories that attempt to make sense of these phenomena and some practical applications in the fields of education and psychological treatment. Topics covered include: history and context of research in this field, behaviorist principles for respondent and operant conditioning, cognitive theories, concept learning and problem solving, contemporary models of memory, experimental analysis of memory processes, and social learning phenomena and theories. Students have opportunity to explore areas and questions of interest to them, and develop an applied project in a field of their choice. The course touches issues relevant to human development, human services, education, organizational learning and information systems. Satisfactory completion of at least one course in introductory psychology is a requisite to ensure familiarity with concepts and methods of this science.
Prerequisites: satisfactory completion of at least one course in introductory psychology is a prerequisite for enrollment in this course. Appropriate choices are Introduction to Psychology, Experimental Psychology or Cognitive Psychology. This prerequisite is necessary to ensure that students have some familiarity with the language, basic concepts and general methodology of psychology.
This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.
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