Accession Number : AD0717388

Title :   Concept Formation and Utilization.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV SANTA BARBARA DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Kendler,Howard H.

Report Date : 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A coordinated single-unit and mediational S-R formulation is proposed to account for comparative and developmental differences in two types of discrimination-shift paradigms involving reversal behavior. In this single unit model stimulus control is exerted directly by external stimuli while in the mediational model, stimulus control is exerted by an implicit conceptual-representation response. The single-unit model accounts for infra-human behavior while the mediational formulation accounts for the behavior of college students. The probability that a child's choice will fit one formulation or the other is investigated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BEHAVIOR, THEORY), (*REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), ANALYSIS), THEORY, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, REPORTS, CHILDREN, LABORATORY ANIMALS, MOTIVATION, LEARNING, VERBAL BEHAVIOR, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE