Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog 
    Feb 26, 2024  
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSYC 228 - The Psychology of Learning

An introduction to the theory and research of learning and behavior. Students will acquire knowledge of the procedures used to study learning, the various ways that learned behaviors are expressed, and theories that have been proposed to explain how learning is represented, while also being provided with opportunities to apply what they are learning. PREREQUISITE(S):  A grade of C or better in PSYC 102, or consent of the department.  Three hours each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course a student will be able to:

  • Identify major historical timelines and perspectives associated with learning theory.
  • Explain foundational concepts associated with learning theory
  • Integrate common principles of learning theory into larger domains of psychology.
  • Align major theorists with specific contributions to psychology of learning and behavior.
  • Analyze and describe empirical research as it relates to effectiveness of learning and behavior management techniques.
  • Identify the utilization of psychology of learning and behavior in domains outside the field of psychology

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