Author Louis Everstine presents a totally new theory of human learning, theory that follows three basic principles, Promising, Demonstrating and Commanding
ATHERTON, Calif. (PRWEB) January 06, 2016
In “About Learning” (published by Xlibris) the author Louis Everstine presents a totally new theory of human learning, a theory that follows three basic principles: Promising, Demonstrating and Commanding.
This ingenious book traces the development of learning theory in Psychology. Each major theory of the past century is analyzed in detail, and in terms of its evolution from those that preceded it. Theory-building is cumulative, each new idea standing on the shoulders of earlier ones, according to the logical progression of thesis to antithesis to synthesis.
A classical example of theory developing by trial and error, fits and starts, blind alleys and flashes of insight is the discovery of the DNA molecule. At least three laboratories, in England and America, were closing-in on the answer at the same time, competing with each-other as they reached the finish-line. Each following its governing theory--for instance, Linus Pauling’s gamble on a triple helix--the lads from Cambridge won the race, and the rest, as they say, is history.
None of the drama of that campaign to find the truth of a natural phenomenon is to be found here, with one exception: the gradual process of one theory morphing into another, on the strength of a new idea, has finally yielded a workable synthesis of how one learns. This result is presented here in precise, simple terms that leave jargon behind.
By Louis Everstine
Hardcover | 6x9 in | 154 pages | ISBN 9781499041071
Softcover | 6x9 in | 154 pages | ISBN 9781499041088
E-Book | 154 pages | ISBN 9781499041064
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About the Author
Dr. Everstine was educated at Kenyon College, the New School for Social Research, the University of Pittsburgh and the University of California, Berkeley. His doctorate is in Psychology. He was a graduate student of Philosophy at Oxford University (Linacre College) and Cambridge University (Fitzwilliam College). He is the author of five textbooks in Psychology, and wrote The Meaning of Life (2000) and Life Is Relationship (2007). He is a Life Member of the American Psychological Association, a Fellow of the Mental Research Institute, Palo Alto and a member of the Oxford and Cambridge Club, London.
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