COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Psychology of Learning
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSY 206
Spring
3
0
3
5
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Realize basic principles of learning process.
  • Interpret concrete learning situations by learning processes.
  • Give an account of the basic procedures for producing habituation, classical, and instrumental conditioning.
  • Describe the associative structures thought to underlie conditioning effects and the principles that govern association formation.
  • Outline procedures for the study of more complex learning phenomena (e.g., discrimination learning, stimulus control, concept formation, problem solving).
Course Content

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Basic Concepts and Definitions Domjan, M. (2008). The essentials of conditioning and learning. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/ Thomson Learning, Inc.
2 The Structure of Unconditioned Behavior Domjan, M. (2008). The essentials of conditioning and learning. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/ Thomson Learning, Inc. Alloway, T., Wilson, G., & Graham, J. (2004). Sniffy the Virtual Rat Pro, Version 2.0 (with CDROM). Wadsworth Publishing.
3 Habituation and Sensitization Domjan, M. (2008). The essentials of conditioning and learning. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/ Thomson Learning, Inc. Alloway, T., Wilson, G., & Graham, J. (2004). Sniffy the Virtual Rat Pro, Version 2.0 (with CDROM). Wadsworth Publishing.
4 Pavlovian Conditioning and Extinction Domjan, M. (2008). The essentials of conditioning and learning. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/ Thomson Learning, Inc. Alloway, T., Wilson, G., & Graham, J. (2004). Sniffy the Virtual Rat Pro, Version 2.0 (with CDROM). Wadsworth Publishing.
5 Midterm 1
6 Nature of Conditioned Response Domjan, M. (2008). The essentials of conditioning and learning. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/ Thomson Learning, Inc. Alloway, T., Wilson, G., & Graham, J. (2004). Sniffy the Virtual Rat Pro, Version 2.0 (with CDROM). Wadsworth Publishing.
7 Selectivity of Associations & Control Problem in Conditioning Domjan, M. (2008). The essentials of conditioning and learning. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/ Thomson Learning, Inc. Alloway, T., Wilson, G., & Graham, J. (2004). Sniffy the Virtual Rat Pro, Version 2.0 (with CDROM). Wadsworth Publishing.
8 Stimulus Relations in Pavlovian Conditioning: Temporal, Signal, and Higherorder Relations Domjan, M. (2008). The essentials of conditioning and learning. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/ Thomson Learning, Inc. Alloway, T., Wilson, G., & Graham, J. (2004). Sniffy the Virtual Rat Pro, Version 2.0 (with CDROM). Wadsworth Publishing.
9 Instrumental or Operant Conditioning: Thorndike and Skinnerian Traditions, Event Relations in Instrumental Conditioning Domjan, M. (2008). The essentials of conditioning and learning. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/ Thomson Learning, Inc. Alloway, T., Wilson, G., & Graham, J. (2004). Sniffy the Virtual Rat Pro, Version 2.0 (with CDROM). Wadsworth Publishing.
10 Midterm 2
11 Schedules of reinforcement & Theories of Reinforcement Domjan, M. (2008). The essentials of conditioning and learning. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/ Thomson Learning, Inc. Alloway, T., Wilson, G., & Graham, J. (2004). Sniffy the Virtual Rat Pro, Version 2.0 (with CDROM). Wadsworth Publishing.
12 Punishment: Effective vs Ineffective Punishment, Research Evidence on Punishment Domjan, M. (2008). The essentials of conditioning and learning. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/ Thomson Learning, Inc. Alloway, T., Wilson, G., & Graham, J. (2004). Sniffy the Virtual Rat Pro, Version 2.0 (with CDROM). Wadsworth Publishing.
13 Avoidance Learning: Theoretical and Practical Approaches Domjan, M. (2008). The essentials of conditioning and learning. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/ Thomson Learning, Inc. Alloway, T., Wilson, G., & Graham, J. (2004). Sniffy the Virtual Rat Pro, Version 2.0 (with CDROM). Wadsworth Publishing.
14 Stimulus Control of Behavior Domjan, M. (2008). The essentials of conditioning and learning. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/ Thomson Learning, Inc. Alloway, T., Wilson, G., & Graham, J. (2004). Sniffy the Virtual Rat Pro, Version 2.0 (with CDROM). Wadsworth Publishing.
15 Memory Mechanisms Domjan, M. (2008). The essentials of conditioning and learning. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/ Thomson Learning, Inc. Alloway, T., Wilson, G., & Graham, J. (2004). Sniffy the Virtual Rat Pro, Version 2.0 (with CDROM). Wadsworth Publishing.
16 Final Exam
Course Textbooks Book chapters outlined above, recent articles holding current scientific enquiries in psychology, Sniffy The Virtual Rat, and .ppt presentations.
References All of the prestigious journal that publish psychological research.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
50
Final / Oral Exam
1
50
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
2
50
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
1
50
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
20
Final / Oral Exam
1
30
    Total
150

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to assess psychological concepts and perspectives, interpret and evaluate data using scientific methods X
2 To be able to develop a curiosity and interest towards the mind and its phenomena, to possess a sense of critical and scientific reflexion and ability to analyze new information. X
3 Ability to make use of theoretical and applied knowledge in local and global levels. X
4 To have a basic knowledge of other disciplines that can contribute to psychology and to be able to make use of this knowledge X
5 To possess and value societal, scientific and ethical principles in collecting, interpreting and publishing psychological data X
6 To have knowledge of how psychology is positioned as a scientific discipline from a historical perspective, and to know with what methods it views behavioural and mental processes X
7 To be able to distinguish between the emphases of fundamental theories and perspectives of psychology (behavioural, biological, cognitive, evolutionary, social, developmental, humanistic, psychodynamic and sociocultural) and compare and express their differences and similarities, contributions and limitations X
8 The competence to share psychological knowledge based and qualitative and quantitative data with experts and lay people, using effective communication skills X
9 To have the awareness of interpersonal and societal problems and phenomena and adopt this awareness in psychological problems and researches. X
10 Competence to make use of applied and theoretical psychological knowledge to make contributions to industrial development and provide solutions to problems X
11 To possess essential knowledge of techniques and instrumentation for psychological measurement and evaluation X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 

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