Learning and Behaviour

University of Auckland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Learning and Behaviour

  • Host University

    University of Auckland

  • Location

    Auckland, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Applied Behavioral Science, Behavioral Science, Psychology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    30 points at Stage I Psychology or 15 points from BIOSCI 101, 103

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    A consideration of the environmental factors that control and modify animal (including human) behaviour. Generally, an experimental laboratory approach is taken, and quantitative theories are stressed. Topics include: classical and operant conditioning, theories of reinforcement, the stimulus control of operant behaviour, behavioural analyses of problem solving, concept learning and language, choice, self control, remembering and experimental design. This course includes a compulsory laboratory component.

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