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PSYC 330 Psychology of Learning: Contemporary Theories and Applications

This course introduces students to the history of learning theories, and the development of current theories of learning such as classical conditioning, operant conditioning and observational learning. An emphasis is on the basic methods of inquiry, as well as on applications of learning theories to areas such as education, business and behavioral change. This course is well-suited to students interested in education, as well as psychology, and is often preparation for graduate study in psychology and education.

Prerequisites

4 Undergraduate credits

Effective August 1, 1998 to present

Meets graduation requirements for

Learning outcomes

General

  • Apply knowledge to contemporary problems as they relate to the topic of learning.
  • Develop and communicate alternative explanations for experimental results in this field.
  • Focus on applications of learning theories to areas such as education, business and behavioral change.
  • Learn the scientific methods of inquiry used to investigate learning.
  • Learn theories in psychology related to learning from both a historical and contemporary perspective.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Employ the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.
  • Examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods and cultures.
  • Use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
  • Develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues.

Spring 2021

Section Title Instructor
21 Psychology of Learning: Contemporary Theories and Applications Starr, Gary E Books Course details

Summer 2021

Section Title Instructor
21 Psychology of Learning: Contemporary Theories and Applications Starr, Gary E Books Course details

Fall 2021

Section Title Instructor
21 Psychology of Learning: Contemporary Theories and Applications Starr, Gary E Books Course details