ISBN: 9780357658116

Learning and Behavior: Active Learning Edition (8th Edition)


Show students how to examine learning through an evolutionary lens as Chance/Furlong’s Learning and Behavior (8th Edition) demonstrates how learning has evolved as a biological mechanism to aid in survival.

ISBN: 9780357658116
SKU: 9780357658116


Show students how to examine learning through an evolutionary lens as Chance/Furlong’s Learning and Behavior (8th Edition) demonstrates how learning has evolved as a biological mechanism to aid in survival. This clear, engaging presentation embraces a scientific approach to studying behavior with updated content, numerous learning features and current examples that strengthen comprehension. Timely research demonstrates the relevance of the content as students study concepts such as “nature via nurture” and the co-dependency of ontogeny and phylogeny. This edition also includes one of today’s clearest explanations of the Rescorla-Wagner model. New learning objectives direct attention to important concepts for study while updated Concept Checks further ensure comprehension. In addition, all content corresponds with the latest edition of the APA Publication Manual. An accompanying website and support package further strengthen this book’s unique approach to learning, behavior and change – click HERE for access.


Dr. Paul Chance received his Ph.D. in psychology from Utah State University. In addition to teaching at Salisbury University in Maryland, Dr. Chance has served as an adjunct instructor at the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. He started his career as a school teacher, teaching grades 7-9, before moving to the college level. Dr. Chance has also worked as Book Review Editor for Psychology Today magazine. He is a senior fellow of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies and a member of the Association for Science in Autism Treatment advisory board.

Dr. Ellen Furlong earned her Ph.D. in psychology at the Ohio State University. An animal cognition scholar and animal welfare advocate, Dr. Furlong is the author of several scholarly and popular press articles on animal cognition and behavior. Her research focuses on evolutionary origins of human and animal cognition, origins of decision-making, and number cognition. She joined the faculty at Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) in 2013 where she teaches courses on animal behavior, perception, cognition, and research methods. She also directs the IWU Dog Scientists, a research group that explores cognition in dogs and zoo animals.

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