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Learning : Nineteen Scenarios from Everyday Life - Gerhard Steiner


Nineteen Scenarios from Everyday Life

By: Gerhard Steiner, Joseph A. Smith (Translator)


Published: 13th September 1999
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This book is a systematic introduction to learning psychology. It describes, analyzes and explains learning by means of nineteen scenarios from everyday situations. The reader may therefore connect theoretical considerations with experiences he or she can easily follow. Several scenarios stem from family situations, others from school and business, and still others refer to very individual learning processes. Having worked through the nineteen scenarios the reader will be acquainted with the important learning theories: behavioristic, cognitive, social-cognitive as well as the Gestaltists'.

"[Steiner] is... to be congratulated on producing a groundbreaking contribution. The scenarios included are interesting, scholarly, and relevant... The book could easily be the basis for some lively discussions and debates about learning theories... We recommend its use as a supplementary book in learning courses." Contemporary Psychology

Fear of white aprons - classical conditioning
A learned heart attack? The problem of extinction
The World Fair's 'magic nails' - trial and error learning?
An untidy child becomes tidy - signals for new habits
Michael remains a troublemaker - of operant conditioning and the perils of reinforcement
How Rita unlearns to like drawing - reinforcements are not all alike
Waiting and learning to do without - learning to control one's own impulses and behavior
Learning prosocial behaviour- social-cognitive development and the learning of social value systems
Don't be afraid of exams - more than just desensitization
How managers learn to cope with stress - cognitive behavior training and the development of action-regulating cognitions
Learned helplessness in a senior high school student - non-contingencies and casual attributions
Learning to juggle - mastering the grammar of juggling
Learning from text - the construction of mental models
Building your vocabulary - mechanical learning and the elaboration of semantic networks
Fontane's 'John Maynard' - on global and specific learning and memory aids
Learning to count: the construction of numeric networks - Piaget's theory of genetic epistemology applied
How concrete is concrete learning, for example in geometry? - conceptual and figural components of learning
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ISBN: 9780521472203
ISBN-10: 0521472202
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 13th September 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.59