LM Syllabus

LM Syllabus - University of Pittsburgh - Department of...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
University of Pittsburgh - Department of Psychology PSY 0405 - LEARNING AND MOTIVATION (CRN 11149) SPRING 2007 Day/Time: Monday 6:00 – 8:30 pm Place: G24 Cathedral of Learning Textbook: Domjan, Michael, The Essentials of Conditioning and Learning , 3 rd edition, 2005 Website: http://courseweb.pitt.edu (courseweb# 2074-11149) Instructor: Dr. Barbara Kucinski Graduate TA: Sara Nichols Office: 4415 Sennott Square Office: 3319 Sennott Square Phone: 412.624.4539 Phone: 412.624.1387 Email: kucinski@pitt.edu Email: srn1@pitt.edu Office Hours: Monday 2-4 pm Office Hours: By appointment Tuesday 4-6 pm Wednesday 5-7 pm Undergraduate TA: Michael Dunbar and by appointment during other day/time Email: msd13@pitt.edu Undergraduate TA: Kristin Keating Email: klk41@pitt.edu Undergraduate TA: Jonathan Meyer Email: jmm80@pitt.edu ******************************************************************************************** ** Date Lecture Topics Chapters January 8 Course introduction and Historical Background 1 January 15 Martin Luther King Day (University Closed - no class and no office hours) January 22 Mechanisms of Behavioral Change and Nonassociative Learning 2 and 3 January 29 Classical Conditioning Foundations: Basic Paradigm and Procedures 4 February 5 More Conditioning Phenomena February 12 Compound Conditioning and Stimuli February 19 Classical Conditioning Theories 6 February 26 FIRST EXAM March 5 Spring Break (no class and no office hours) – Have Fun ! March 12 Instrumental and Operant Conditioning Foundations 7 March 19 Reinforcement Schedules and Contingencies 8 March 26 More Reinforcement Contingencies and Theories April 2 Generalization and Discrimination 13 April 9 Negative Reinforcement: Escape and Avoidance Learning 12 April 16 Response Suppression: Punishment 11 April 23 SECOND EXAM
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
OBJECTIVES 1. Terminology . Each scientific and psychological field has its own language and one of the biggest problems encountered by beginning students is in understanding the terms used to describe and characterize that field. It's a little like trying to learn about a new culture by reading books written in its language, without first mastering that language. The important terms of the psychology of learning will be introduced and defined in the lectures and in the textbook. You should take particular care in learning the definitions of these terms. 2. Concepts . Memorizing terms and their definitions is only the first step. You must then learn how and when to use those terms, the ways in which they are similar to and different from each other, how to apply them to new situations, and how to avoid misusing them. This level of understanding will be stressed in this course. As a general rule, you should
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PSY 0405 taught by Professor Kristinaswanenburg during the Spring '08 term at Pittsburgh.

Page1 / 3

LM Syllabus - University of Pittsburgh - Department of...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online