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Learning and Memory

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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108450737

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  • The first text to integrate behavioral and cognitive approaches to learning and memory, this engaging textbook emphasizes human research, reflecting the field's evolution. Learning and Memory also recognizes the vital contribution of animal research, covering all historically important studies. Written in a lively and conversational style, this second edition encourages students to think critically. One example is its exploration of the Rescorla-Wagner model, the most important theory of conditioning, now further streamlined to improve student comprehension. Another is the addition of critical-thinking questions, which encourage students to evaluate their reactions to the material they've read, and relate findings to their own lives. Research includes an emphasis on practical applications such as treatments for phobias, addictions, and autism; the arguments for and against corporal punishment; whether recovered memories and eyewitness testimony should be believed; and effective techniques for studying. The text concludes with an overview of neural networks and deep learning.

    • New critical thinking questions interwoven throughout the text, encouraging students to evaluate their reactions to the material they've read and to relate the findings to their own lives
    • Streamlined presentation of the Rescorla-Wagner model to improve student comprehension of this classic theory
    • Includes the latest research on cutting-edge topics such as neural networks and deep learning, explaining how extraordinarily simple processes can give rise to extraordinarily sophisticated behaviors
    • Lively and engaging writing style to stimulate and engage students
    • Promotes critical thinking in students with in-depth discussions of the methodology of selected experiments, emphasising depth rather than breath
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    'This undergraduate textbook is remarkable. To my knowledge no other book provides such a comprehensive coverage of the topics of learning and memory. Moreover, this unique breadth of coverage has not been gained by treating topics superficially. Quite the contrary, from start to finish readers are provided with a detailed understanding of all the major issues that have confronted the study of learning and memory. Finally, the foregoing achievements are crowned by the wonderful manner in which the book is written. The reader is treated as an equal to the author, and even complex issues, such as formal models of learning, are presented in a clear and engaging manner that sets this book head and shoulders above other undergraduate texts on learning and memory.' Professor John Pearce, Fellow of the Royal Society

    'Lieberman’s Learning and Memory is one of those rare textbooks that finds an optimal balance between lively exposition and scientific rigor. In particular, his treatment of mathematical modeling as a tool for understanding human learning makes this text my ‘go to’ for teaching students about modern behavioral science.' Tom Faulkenberry, Tarleton State University

    'Lieberman does an excellent job of making traditionally challenging concepts from research on learning and memory accessible for undergraduates. I especially appreciate the numerous examples of real-world applications that he weaves throughout the text, including a particularly fascinating penultimate chapter on several practical applications of memory research.' Lauren Bates, Flagler College

    'Learning and Memory, 2nd Edition, by Lieberman, presents a rare combination of topics, in a scholarly, yet engaging, manner. Books that combine Learning Theory and Cognitive Theory are becoming extremely rare. Those that meet the needs of undergraduate courses are even rarer. This book combines clear explanations of theory, practical applications, and engaging examples of the complex theories in both disciplines in a way that teaches and reaches students. It provides all the best of both areas in a readable, comprehensive form.' Melissa Shyan-Norwalt, University of Cincinnati

    'In the second edition of Learning and Memory, David A. Lieberman’s clear writing and organization focuses students on core concepts that will form a foundation for further study. This text helps my students to build an integrated understanding of human learning across this survey course, and to apply that understanding to solve meaningful problems in their own lives.' Karl Bailey, Andrews University

    'Lieberman provides an excellent introduction to the psychological science of learning and memory, from historical developments to current research. He also shows how this knowledge can be used to understand behavior in the real world. The breadth of coverage is impressive; whereas most textbooks of this kind focus mostly on either learning or memory, Lieberman covers both in equal depth. His conversational style makes this a very accessible read.' John Green, University of Vermont

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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Publication planned for: December 2020
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108450737
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from December 2020
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Learning:
    1. Core Assumptions
    2. Classical Conditioning
    3. Conditioning Principles and Theories
    4. Conditioning Applications
    5 Reinforcement
    6. Reinforcement Applications
    7. Punishment
    8. Theories of Reinforcement
    Part II. Memory:
    9. Memory: An Introduction
    10. Working Memory
    11. Long-term Memory
    12. Retrieval
    13. Applications
    Part III. Neural Foundations:
    14. From Neurons to Neural Networks.

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    David A. Lieberman
    David A. Lieberman was an undergraduate at Columbia University and received his Ph.D. from Brown University. He taught for four years at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, where he was twice selected as the 'most stimulating' teacher in psychology in university polls of graduating seniors. He then moved to the University of Stirling in Scotland where his course on learning received the highest student ratings of any course in psychology. He served two terms as Associate Editor of the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology and was one of only two psychology members of the SERC panel – the UK equivalent of the US National Science Foundation – that awarded research grants in psychology. He is the author of Learning and the Control of Behavior (1974), Learning: Behavior and Cognition (1999), and Human Learning and Memory (2012).

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