2022-2023 Catalog

PSYC 321 Learning

Principles derived from learning experiments represent one of the most powerful tools for understanding behavior. This course examines Pavlovian and operant relations involved in behavior change (in an evolutionary context) and how these factors continue to be discovered in animal and human experimental work. Lectures set the stage for a series of experiments conducted during laboratory sessions, and class discussions of additional readings and experimental work will cover research design issues, data analytic techniques, and written presentation of experimental findings. Behavioral interpretations of linguistic and cognitive approaches will also be discussed. Lecture/laboratory. [NS, W]


PSYC 120