BEHN 634 - Comparative Learning and Conditioning

Credit hours: 1.5
Course director: M. Lattal
Next offered: Winter 2017

Students who complete this core course will have a basic understanding of the principles of conditioning and learning, including habituation and sensitization, Pavlovian conditioning, and operant conditioning.  Students will learn the basic methodological techniques used by researchers interested in these behavioral phenomena and variables affecting them, and the theoretical explanations of those effects. They will understand the generality of these processes across different species, including humans.  At the end of this course, students will know the basic tools that they need to begin to understand behavioral analyses of learning that are used in neurobiological studies.