Learning Theory
Critical review of current theories and persistent issues.
PSYCH
560
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPSYCH 361; or equivalent; or instructor's consent.
 NoteContains content featured in the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
 TaughtFall Contact Department, Winter Contact Department, Spring Contact Department, Summer Contact Department
Course Outcomes: 


1. Understanding of behavioristic learning theory

Students will extend their understanding of the behavioristic tradition of learning theory as science and philosophy.

Measurement: Take-home essay exams on assigned reading. Regular in-class conversation focused on student-submitted questions about the assigned reading.

2. Describe behavioristic account of phenomena

Students will describe the behavioristic account of phenomena typically accounted for in cognitive, intuitive, and humanistic terms, such as mind, will, agency, privacy, and self.

Measurement: Take-home essay exams on assigned reading. Regular in-class conversation focused on student-submitted questions about the assigned reading.

3. Apply behaviorism to phenomenon of personal interest

Students will apply the behavioristic account in an analysis of a phenomenon of personal interest.

Measurement: Author an argumentative essay in multiple drafts with peer- and instructor-review.