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9. Psychological Foundations

Updated: Nov 28

By Zur Shapira - NYU


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Required readings

Shapira, Z. (2018). Psychological Foundations of Group and Organizational Learning. in The Oxford Handbook of Group and Organizational Learning. Edited by Linda Argote and John M. Levine. Oxford University Press


Tolman, E. (1948). Cognitive Maps in Rats and Men. The Psychological Review, 55(2). 190-208.


Miller G. A. (2003). The cognitive revolution: a historical perspective. TRENDS in Cognitive Sciences 7(3), 141-144.


Singh, S., Lewis, Richard L., Barto, A. G. (2010). Intrinsically Motivated Reinforcement Learning: An Evolutionary Perspective, IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, 2(2), 70-82.


Discussion questions

  1. How to reconcile the behaviorist and cognitive approaches to individual learning?

  2. Is reinforcement learning the way to study machine learning? human learning?

  3. What methods to use in studying organization learning: experimentation, observation in the field, computer simulations?

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