Adaptive Learning and the Human Condition: Behavior Modification and the Helping Professions (Hardcover)

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Adaptive Learning and the Human Condition provides a coherent and comprehensive introduction to the basic principles of classical (Pavlovian) and instrumental (Skinnerian) conditioning. When combined with observational learning and language, they are responsible for human accomplishment from the Stone Age to the digital age. This edition has been thoroughly updated throughout, relating adaptive learning principles to clinical applications as well as non-traditional topics such as parenting, moral development, and the helping professions.

Defining learning as an adaptive process enables students to understand the need to review the basic animal research literature in classical and operant conditioning and consider how it applies to human beings in our everyday lives. Divided into four parts, this book covers historical research into psychology and adaptive learning, principles of adaptive learning (prediction and control), adaptive learning and the human condition, and behavior modification and the helping professions.

The book showcases how an adaptive learning strategy can be practical, diagnostic, and prescriptive, making this an essential companion for psychology students and those enrolled in programs in professional schools and helping professions including psychiatry, special education, health psychology, and physical therapy.

About the Author

Jeffrey C. Levy received the Dean's Advisory Council's Outstanding Teacher Award, the Sears-Roebuck Award for College Teaching and Campus Leadership, and was twice nominated by Seton Hall University for National CASE Professor of the Year. Trained as an experimental psychologist with interests in behavior modification, Levy regularly taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Learning and Behavior Modification.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780367366803
ISBN-10: 0367366800
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: September 30th, 2021
Pages: 386
Language: English