#1 Assured Learning Domains

This is a website to help me and those working with me on a Masters Thesis at the University Of Glasgow keep track of progress and to publish ideas. Department of Psychology.

Learning can be broken down into three Domains; Cognitive, effective and psycho motor. Learning is a process involving the continual growth or change of brain architecture resulting from the many ways in which an individual may assimilate, use or remove information.

It has recently become widely accepted that the brain’s plasticity, its ability to continue to grow and change can continue into later life in humans although often at a reduced rate to that achieved at early adulthood.

The Cognitive Domain is to do with the way people acquire, assimilate and use information. This is the domain of “Thinking” This Domain has six levels of increasing complexity. : Remember/ Understand/ Apply/ Analyze/ Evaluate/ Create

The Affective Domains to do with a person’s approaches, values and emotions. There are five levels to this Domain: Receiving/ Responding/ Valuing/ Organisation/ Characterisation.

The psycho motor domain deals with physical control. There are 5 levels of the physical domain: Imitation/ Manipulation/ Precision/ Articulation/ Naturalization.

Our work will break each of these three domains into their component parts and try to demonstrate each by simple laboratory testing at levels suitable for statistical analysis. We like zapping people with electricity so as many of our tests as possible will use electric shocks. Following on from our first 4 years of University we look to continue investigating the learning ability of the inebriated mind and so significant funding will be sought to continue these investigations.

We propose that all three domains are severely affected by inebriation however it is clear that some subjects display a clear superiority in their continued learning ability in some or all of the domains.

Timetable and study notes will be published as and when produced within a blog on this website as suggested by Professor Fink.