Accession Number : AD0715370

Title :   Instrumentality Theories: Current Uses in Psychology.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Mitchell,Terence R. ; Biglan,Anthony

Report Date : OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : A number of psychologists in a variety of areas have proposed that behavior can be predicted from knowledge of the probability of the behavior leading to various outcomes and the evaluation of these outcomes. Theories based on this idea are reviewed in the areas of verbal conditioning, attitudes, and industrial psychology. Criticisms and improvements of the theories are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BEHAVIOR, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION), (*PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, THEORY), MATHEMATICAL LOGIC, PROBABILITY, VERBAL BEHAVIOR, CONDITIONED RESPONSE, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE