Principles and Application of Learning
Area of Study
Taught In English
PSY222 or PSY248
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis unit examines how people and animals learn, and how their behaviours change as a result of the process. The lectures cover some of the more important principles with a strong emphasis on applications to everyday life. These applications include: the principles underlying behaviour and motivation (stimulus control, reinforcement, punishment and extinction); goal setting; motor skill acquisition; decision making; risk taking; social learning; and avoidance behaviours. The practical component of the unit allows students to apply these principles to their own behaviour in a self-regulation program conducted throughout the semester, and to gain first-hand experience with the basic principles of changing behaviour which are fundamental to many areas of psychological practice.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.