Psychological Perspectives on Learning

Psychologists have been studying learning since the field was first established. This course will provide you with a survey of the current psychological theories describing how people learn new information. Students will learn about basic psychological research and how it can be used to improve the transfer of information from teachers to students, from employers to employees, and from organizations to the public. Students will be able to: describe how behaviorist, cognitive, developmental and social psychologists define and investigate learning; interpret the results of scientific experiments and understand how such experiments further our knowledge of learning and memory; and apply scientific findings from psychology to inform your future decisions as an organizational leader. [3 credits]