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PSYCHOLOGY

PSYC-530 Conditioning and Learning (3) Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Conditioning and Learning (3) Advanced treatment of the basic principles, theory, and experimental literature of contemporary operant and Pavlovian conditioning. The reinforcement variables responsible for the acquisition and maintenance of the stimulus control of behavior and incentive-motivation are studied. These variables are central to understanding changes in behavior resulting from past experience. The emphasis is on basic principles and research in this area, although practical applications, such as animal models of drug abuse, are also discussed. Usually Offered: alternate springs. Prerequisite: PSYC-200 or PSYC-370.