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Criticizes behavioristic psychology for its lack of methodological fruitfulness in defining consciousness as behavior. Two groups of behaviorists exist: (i) experimental investigators of animal behaviors, and (ii) philosophical behaviorists. Neither of these groups systematically study the...
Discusses the effects of a high degree of excitement or emotion, on memory. The effects of excitement are of two kinds: transitory, which are experienced only during the event; and relatively permanent, which last beyond the event. Several kinds of effects belonging to the latter category have...
Investigates two aspects of association-formation: (1) the relative merit of simultaneous and successive presentation in relation to the speed of learning; and (2) the advantage of forward vs backward associations. Three groups of rats were selected: Grp 1 ( 8 rats) had simultaneous presentation...
Investigates absolute sensitiveness to light and rate of recovery in 15 aviators. An adaptometer was used to measure dark adaptation. The limit of vision in dark adaptation was found to be variable within extreme limits expressed by the ratio of 7.4 to 1. The rate of recovery was also variable...
Demonstrates how the Constant or Fechner-Muller-Urban Process of calculating thresholds could be directly deduced from first principles. The historical development of the process is traced and contrasted with the direct deduction. The latter attempts to show the nature of the assumptions and,...
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