Psychology of Learning is one of the courses offered by Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Open University Malaysia (OUM). This course is offered to all students taking the Bachelor of Psychology with Honours programme. This module aims to impart principles of learning drawn from experimental and theoretical psychology. This module should be able to form a strong foundation for subsequent psychology courses.
Episode 1- Introduction to Psychology of Learning
Episode 1 begins with a discussion of the definition and types of learning in the context of psychology. A historical overview of the theories of learning is also presented.
Episode 2 - Behavioural Psychology and Learning
Episode 2 introduces the behavioral perspective of learning. Ivan PavlovÊs classical conditioning will be examined in detail. The educational implications of classical conditioning is considered and discussed.
Episode 3 - Operant Conditioning
Episode 3 examines the various aspects of operant conditioning. A comparison is made between classical conditioning and operant conditioning. Operant conditioning phenomena in teaching and learning is also discussed.
Episode 4 - Recent Research in Behaviourism
Episode 4 discusses the application of behavioural principles in the classroom. It also focuses on recent research in behaviourism.
Episode 5 - Social Cognitive Theory and Learning
Episode 5 examines the social cognitive theory with emphasis on the contributions of Bandura in the area of observational learning.
Episode 6 - The Social Cognitive View of Reinforcement and Punishment
Episode 6 describes the social cognitive view of reinforcement and punishment. It focuses on the influence of five cognitive features on behaviour.