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A reply to the note of M. Haire in this issue, pp. 298-303.
There is adequate experimental evidence for breaking up the learning function into a pattern of specific mechanisms which underlie the correlations which have been obtained between different learning problems. Among these mechanisms which can be separately measured are: (1) Variability, or the...
It is proposed that many of the personality maladjustments found in situations of conflict may be studied experimentally as a relationship between the tonic or postural segment of response and its phasic or kinetic aspect. Evidence is given to show that the character of overt reaction is largely...
Extinction is the most unique characteristic of conditioning, and in comparing conditioning with other forms of learning its significance has been variously interpreted by different writers. The present article reviews and restates existing theories of extinction; brings together and re-aligns...
The third of a series of articles relating the new categories and concepts of differential, applied, social, genetic, and abnormal psychology to the standard types of mental activity and evaluating them for psychology. Previous articles have treated of "abilities" and "traits." The present...
In a previous study it had been established that the Ballard type of retention curve, showing reminiscence, results from the learning of material for later recognition of the sense or substance (the so-called S-score) while the Ebbinghaus type of retention curve, showing forgetting, results from...
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