Psychology of Learning - 13637-X1

Psychology of Learning - 13637-X1

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Faculty Information

L. Paul Bernard, MA (ABD), LPCC, NCC, CCMHC

Assistant Professor

APU Mission Statement

APU is an evangelical Christian community of disciples and scholars who seek to advance the work of God in the world through academic excellence in the liberal arts and professional programs of higher education which encourage students to develop a Christian perspective of truth and life. The Department of Psychology at APU is a community of Christian scholars who, with their diverse backgrounds and expertise in understanding human behavior in society, are committed to enhancing the development of students through intellectual challenge, experiential learning, personal growth, and spiritual discovery so that students develop their potential and are prepared for where God is leading them to serve.

Department of Psychology’s Mission Statement

The psychology department at APU is a community of Christian scholars who, with their diverse backgrounds and expertise in understanding human behavior in society, are committed to enhancing the development of our students through intellectual challenge, experiential learning, personal growth and spiritual discovery so that each student develops their potential and is prepared for where God is leading them to serve.  The department of Psychology is committed to a set of core values that includes development of students in the following domains:  Personal development, skills in the scientific inquiry, a broad knowledge base in psychology and the development and use of interpersonal skills and cultural competencies.

Course Description

This course is designed as a study of major theories and research in the psychology of learning and memory. Included is a consideration of how learning theories have developed historically and how they apply to modern social and psychological issues. Topics include scientific methodology in the study of learning, classical and operant conditioning, biology of learning, cognitive approaches to learning, memory, motivation, and observational learning.

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