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The hypothesis, which is an extension of Hull's goal reaction hypothesis, is that the goal reaction gets conditioned most strongly to the stimuli preceding it, and the other reactions in the sequence get conditioned to their stimuli, with a strength inversely proportional to their temporal or...
Weber's law and the Fullerton-Cattell substitute law are special cases of Woodworth's generalized psychophysical law. This assumes that psychophysics measures errors of observation and that in observing larger magnitudes the errors summate according to the laws of chance. But since Woodworth's...
Does the behavior studied by the psychologist possess characteristics which distinguish it from the behavior studied by other sciences, particularly biology? The philosophical distinctions of traditional psychology, which limited its proper domain to the direct study of experience and its...
The author proposes to measure individual differences in volitional control by determining how long a subject can control his breathing voluntarily.
Starting with the assumption that all human traits are complex variables dependent on many factors, the author argues on mathematical grounds that the variability of any trait is equal to the product of the variabilities of all the component factors. He ultimately derives the equationEquation...
The clearness-context theory as formulated by Titchener explains perception in terms of (1) the context or imaginal-fringe theory of meaning, and (2) the sensory-clearness theory of attention. This theory involves certain assumptions which are challenged by the author, such as that perceptions...
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