Psych 281

Principles of Learning and Memory

Fall 2010

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Sep 1

 

Orientation and Early History 1-8

Sep 3

  Associative Theory 8-26

Sep 6

  Modern Cognitivism 27-38

Sep 8

  Neuroanatomy of Learning and Memory 44-79

Sep 10

Q1 Animal Research Projects  

Sep 13

  Episodic and Semantic Memory 83-94

Sep 15

  Forgetting and Consolidation 94-120

Sep 17

  Forgetting and Consolidation 94-120

Sep 20

Q2 Skill Learning 125-144

Sep 22

  Brain Substrates of Skill Learning 144-164

Sep 24

  Exam 1  

Sep 27

  Working Memory 169-183

Sep 29

  Brain Substrates of Working Memory 183-197

Oct 1

Q3 Clinical Perspectives on Working Memory 197-201

Oct 4

  Environmental Control of Behavior B&B: 89-108

Oct 6

  Language and Stimulus Control B&B: 109-115

Oct 8

  Non-associative Learning 205-216

Oct 11

  Modeling non-associative learning

[Guest Lecturer - Dr. D.J. Brasier University of California - San Francisco]

216-233

Oct 13

Q4 Clinical implications of non-associative processes 234-239

Oct 15

  Principles of Classical Conditioning  243-252
Oct 19 Q5 Classical Conditioning - Behaviorist Perspective B&B: 11-34

Oct 20

  Exam 2  (5/6 and B&B)  

Oct 22

  Modeling Classical Conditioning 253-261

Oct 25

  Neural Modeling of Classical Conditioning 262-271

Oct 27

Q6 Brain Substrates of Conditioning 271-288

Oct 29

  Principles of Instrumental Conditioning 293-309

Nov 1

  Primary Reinforcers and Punishers B&B: 149-163

Nov 3

  Sensory and Secondary Reinforcers B&B: 163-198

Nov 5

 

Schedules of Reinforcement B&B: 286-317

Nov 8

Q7 Positive and Negative Control B&B: 320-337

Nov 10

  Neural Basis of Reward 318-327

Nov 12

  Addiction 327-333

Nov 15

  No Class - SFN meeting  

Nov 17

  SFN meeting - Exam 3  

Nov 19

  Generalization and Discrimination 337-347

Nov 22

  Prediction 347-361

Nov 29

  Neural Basis of Generalization and Discrimination 361-377

Dec 1

  The Nature of Emotion 381-394

Dec 3

Q8 E-Prime Project  

Dec 6

  Learning Emotional Responses 394-418

Dec 8

  Observational Learning 421-444
Dec 10 Q9 Neural Basis of Social Learning 444-457
Dec 16   Final Exam