Accession Number : AD0616553

Title :   AN INTEGRATED-FUNCTIONAL LEARNING APPROACH TO COMPLEX HUMAN BEHAVIOR,

Corporate Author : ARIZONA STATE UNIV TEMPE

Personal Author(s) : Staats,Arthur

Report Date : JUN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 98

Abstract : It is suggested that to present an adequate learning theory of human behavior, it is necessary to integrate classical and operant conditioning principles as well as to elaborate the ways in which these principles function to produce complex S-R mechanisms. When this is done the resulting theory has the potential complexity and flexibility that is demonstrated in complex human behavior, including the possibility of accounting for original or novel behavior. The latter is crucially important to an adequate account of human cognitive behavior and general cultural advancement.

Descriptors :   (*LEARNING, CONDITIONED RESPONSE), (*CONDITIONED RESPONSE, VERBAL BEHAVIOR), (*BEHAVIOR, CONDITIONED RESPONSE), WORD ASSOCIATION, MOTOR REACTIONS, SOCIAL COMMUNICATION, EMOTIONS, REASONING, READING, THEORY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE