Summary: Edward Wasserman, Stuit Professor of Experimental Psychology at the University of Iowa, joins Barry Schwartz and Steven Robbins for the Fifth Edition. Professor Wasserman has extensive experience as both a writer and researcher in the field of learning and comparative cognition and has taught the learning course at the University of Iowa for over twenty-five years.
New Emphasis on Comparative Cognition
In response to recent activity in c ...show moreomparative cognition, Part III, "Complex Learning Processes," has been reorganized and dramatically expanded to include three new chapters: Chapter 13, "Behavior and Conceptualization," Chapter 14, "Memory and Cognition," and Chapter 15, "Human Learning and Cognition." In addition to discussing memory, conceptualization, timing, counting, and navigation, these chapters treat the study of human cognition as it has been informed by research in animal behavior.
Enriched Treatment of Neuroscience and the Neural Basis of Learning
The neural foundations of learning were first introduced in the Fourth Edition with significant discussions of the neural mechanisms that produce habituation and a major new discussion of Kandel's neural model of the conditioning process. The Fifth Edition builds on this exciting new emphasis with the inclusion of new material on comparative cognition, the biological constraints of learning, and a new feature box on neuroscience that appears in most chapters.
Real-world examples are woven throughout the text, and each chapter contains at least two "Applying the Principles" boxes that demonstrate the impact of behavior theory and research on our everyday lives. ...show less
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