PS212 Psychology of Learning

Prerequisite: PS 101.

This course will provide students with grounding in both traditional and current principles of learning. The course will address the work of these well-known theorists: B.F. Skinner, Albert Bandura, Jerome Bandura, and others. Students will be introduced to the work of Skinner and the behavioral approach found in classical and operant conditioning. The work of Bandura and his research in Social Learning and Self Efficacy will be addressed, as well as the work of Bruner, who studied cognitive theories and examined the rise of "distance learning" in colleges and transformational learning with young adult and adult learners. Students will examine the potential of each theory for vocational choices and interests.

3 Credit Hours