Learning and Behaviour (PSYC3011)


This unit addresses the fundamental concepts and more important research findings related to contemporary theories of associative learning in animals and humans. It examines the application of such fundamental research to issues such as drug use and food choice. It is designed to foster skills in reading primary sources in this area, and provide the opportunity for hands-on experience in carrying out a research project.

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Further unit of study information


Two 1 hour lectures and one 2 hour tutorial per week.


One 2 hour exam, one 2000 word prac report, tutorial quizzes (100%)


Bouton, M. E. (2007). Learning and Behavior: A contemporary synthesis. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

(PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2111) and 6 credit points from (PSYC2012 or PSYC2013 or PSYC2014).

PSYC2012 or PSYC2112



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