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PSYC 6131 Theories of Learning: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

PSYC 6131 Required Course Readings


The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Bandura, A. (1977). Self-efficacy: Toward a unifying theory of behavioral change, Psychological Review, 84 (2), 191–215.

Bandura, A. (1989). Human agency in social cognitive theory. American Psychologist, 44 (9), 1175–1184.

Bruner, J. S. and Goodman, C. C. (1947). Value and need as organizing factors in perception. Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology. 42, 33-44.

Cicciarelli, M. (2007). Behavioral, cognitive, and humanistic theories: Which theories do online instructors utilize? International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 3(4), 1–12.

Collins, W. A., Berndt, T. J., & Hess, V. L (1974). Observational learning of motives and consequences for television aggression: A developmental study. Child Development, 45(3), 799–802.

Dewey, J. (1916). Education as a social function. In J. Dewey, Democracy and Education. New York, NY: Macmillan Publishing.

Greeno, J. G. (1998). The situativity of knowing, learning, and research. American Psychologist, 53(1), 5-26.

Jensen, E. (2000). Brain based learning: A reality check. Educational Leadership, 57 (7), 76-80.

Krathwohl, D. R. (2002). A revision of Bloom's Taxonomy: An overview. Theory Into Practice, 41(4), 212–218.

Lourenço, O. & Machado, A. (1996). In defense of Piaget's theory: A reply to 10 common criticisms. Psychological Review, 103(1), 143–164.

Maslow, A. H. (1943). A theory of human motivation. Psychological Review, 50(4), 370-396.

Metzger, W. (2006). Ambiguous figures in our daily environment.In Laws of seeing (pp. 1–14). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press Books. Select the chapter from the table of contents.

Metzger, W. (2006). Introduction: Overview of the history of visual theory. In Laws of seeing (pp. xv–xxv). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press Books. Select the chapter from the table of contents.

Pavlov, I. (1928). Physiology and psychology in the study of the higher nervous activity of animals. In I. Pavlov, W. Gantt (Eds.) , Lectures on conditioned reflexes: Twenty-five years of objective study of the higher nervous activity (behaviour) of animals (pp. 261-274). Liverwright Publishing Corporation.

Rogers, C. R. (1959). Significant learning: In therapy and in education. Educational Leadership, 16(4), 232–242.

Schönwetter, D. J., Sokal, L., Friesen, M., & Taylor, K. (2002). Teaching philosophies reconsidered: A conceptual model for the development and evaluation of teaching philosophy statements. International Journal for Academic Development, 7(1), 83–97.

Taylor, E. W. (2007). An update of transformative learning theory: a critical review of the empirical research (1999-2005). International Journal of Lifelong Education, 26(2), 173-191.

Watson, J. B. (1994). Psychology as the behaviorist views it. Psychological Review, 101(2), 248-253.

Wiest, W.M. (1967). Some recent criticisms of behaviorism and learning theory: With special reference to Breger and McGaugh and to Chomsky. Psychological Bulletin, 67(3), 214–225.

Wiggins, G., & McTighe, J. (2005). The six facets of understanding. In Understanding by design. Alexandria, VA: Prentice Hall. Select the chapter from the table of contents.

Wiggins, G., & McTighe, J. (2005). Understanding understanding . In Understanding by design. Alexandria, VA: Prentice Hall. Select the chapter from the table of contents.

Other Readings

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