The psychology of learning is concerned with understanding how experience shapes behaviour. Learning research with humans and other animals examines the effect of external stimuli and events, internal physical states, motivation, attention and higher order cognition on the performance of a wide range of simple and complex behaviours, from reflexive biological responses to reasoned decision making. The study of learning seeks to reveal the theoretical, functional and neurophysiological underpinnings of these behavioural changes.
Professor Robert Boakes Professor Justin Harris
Dr Evan Livesey Associate Professor Ben Colagiuri
  • The relationship between learning and attention
  • Implicit learning and automaticity
  • Discrimination learning and stimulus generalization
  • Associations and reasoning in causal learning
  • Australian Learning Group
  • More information
  • How are placebo and nocebo effects formed?
  • How long do placebo and nocebo effects last?
  • How do cues influence reward-seeking behaviour?
  • Do we need to be aware for learning to occur?
  • How does variability affect our learning?
  • More information
Dr Ian Johnston