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Not only is there little understanding of the phenomenon of learning, there is in
addition a colossal confusion between learning and teaching. Untold millions are
spent annually on teaching fads, frills, gimmicks, devices ostensibly designed to ...
One of the most discouraging features about teaching is the widespread
conviction among students that the process of learning is something bequeathed
by the teacher, by a book, or by TV to the student. It is a startling revelation to
many that ...
Another type of learning is called conditioning. The classical example of
conditioning was that performed on dogs by the Russian scientist Pavlov. Briefly,
he rang a bell, then presented a dog with food, then measured the amount of
saliva the ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Arseny - LibraryThing
Great book, and it reads surprisingly well. The only sign of age really is the use of pronouns (the scientist is always "he", even despite the fact that female science students are mentioned several ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - juglicerr - LibraryThing
I thought that this book was hysterical. It is not the book for people wanted all the scientific facts about flies, although it does have some interesting tidbits along the way. Instead, it cheerfully ... Read full review