LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR looks at evolutionary and environmental influences on learning based on the theme that learning is a biological mechanism that aids survival. Chance's book is stimulating, interactive, and peppered with high-interest queries and examples-yet it still provides the kind of thorough conceptual knowledge usually associated with books twice as dense and infinitely less interesting. Explains learning and behavior, Pavlovian principles and applications, and schedules of reinforcement.Much detail and theory with large reference section. This is a TEXTBOOK for the serious student of behavior.
Paul Chance received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Utah State University. He started his career as a school teacher (grades 7-9), and has been an Adjunct Instructor at the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and at Salisbury University (Maryland). Formerly, he was Book Review Editor of PSYCHOLOGY TODAY magazine, a senior fellow of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, and a member of the Association for Science in Autism Treatment advisory board.