LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR, Seventh Edition, is stimulating and filled with high-interest queries and examples. Based on the theme that learning is a biological mechanism that aids survival, this book embraces a scientific approach to behavior but is written in clear, engaging, and easy-to-understand language.
About the Author
Paul Chance received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Utah State University. He started his career as a school teacher (grades 7-9), and has been an Adjunct Instructor at the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and at Salisbury University (Maryland). Formerly, he was Book Review Editor of PSYCHOLOGY TODAY magazine, a senior fellow of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, and a member of the Association for Science in Autism Treatment advisory board.
13 years ago, I was directed to the books of Paul Chance by by a professor of ABA. Since then, of all the books I have read on Applied Behavior Analysis, Paul Chance’s “Learning and Behavior” is the book for ongoing reference. An easy read for the layman and an excellent tome referred to over and over again. I have literally worn out several copies of different editions of this book as it was picked up and handled so often when referencing various aspects of how applied behavior analysis might apply to the world of both humans and animals.
While written as a college text, this book provides an excellent resource for the animal trainer who hopes to understand why animals behave as they do. “Learning and Behavior” provides clear examples under each of the topic heading discussed backed up by the research that has been done. With each edition, it also becomes clear that Chance keeps up with the current literature while acknowledging the history of ABA.
Product Details :
- Hardcover: 464 pages
- Publisher: Cengage Learning; 7 edition (February 26, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1111832773
- ISBN-13: 978-1111832773
- Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 8.3 x 0.9 inches