Psychology of Learning examines the principles, processes and mechanisms by which organisms acquire information about the world, and translate that information into action. The subject examines (1) the major theories of learning, (2) the empirical support for these theories, (3) the application of learning principles to the development, maintenance and treatment of human behavioural psychopathology, and (4) the neural and molecular mechanisms which subserve learning.
School of Psychology
Not available to students that have completed PSY207 Psychology of Learning or PSY308 Behavioural Neuroscience 2
PSY201 and (PSY202 or PSY203 or PSY204 or PSY208)
- Evolution of behaviour and learning
- Animal Research and the Ethics of the use of animals in research
- Contemporary Models of Pavlovian learning
- Contingency theory and the Rescorla-Wagner Model
- Contingency theory beyond Rescorla-Wagner (Attentional Models)
- Beyond contingency theories (e.g., comparator theories, interference theories)
- Neurobiological evidence for contemporary Pavlovian learning
- Psychophysiology and human conditioning
- The neural mechanisms of attention, learning and memory
- Learning in artificial neural networks
- Perception and perceptual learning in humans
- Conditioned hypoalgesia and immunomodulation
- Conditioning factors in drug dependence
The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of PSY308 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.