This introduction to theories of learning focuses on major schools such as behaviorism, Gestalt, cognitivism, and information processing as well as major intellectual figures including Thorndike, Pavlov, Guthrie, Hull, Tolman, Skinner, and Estes.
1. The Nature of Learning Theory.
I. BEHAVIORAL-ASSOCIATIONIST THEORIES.
2. Thorndike's Connectionism.
3. Pavlov's Classical Conditioning.
4. Guthrie's Contiguous Conditioning.
5. Hull's Systematic Behavior Theory.
6. Human Associative Learning.
7. Skinner's Operant Conditioning.
8. Este's Stimulus Sampling Theory.
9. Recent Developments in Behavioral Theories.
II. COGNITIVE-ORGANIZATIONAL THEORIES.
10. Gestalt Theory.
11. Tolman's Sign Learning.
12. Information-Processing Theories of Behavior.
13. Recent Developments in Cognitive Theories.
III. RELATED FIELDS.
14. Neurophysiology of Learning.
15. Applications to Education.