Accession Number : AD0720349

Title :   A Learning-Behavior Theory: A Basis for Unity in Behavioral-Social Science.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Staats,Arthur W.

Report Date : DEC 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : A learning-behavior theory is presented in programmatic outline. The theory includes (1) the basic (higher-order) principles of classical and instrumental conditioning, (2) the second-order principles of learning (the S-R mechanisms), and (3) lower-order principles (the logic of behavior theory construction). The article also includes a critical overview of the field of learning and a discussion of the need for unity of science in the study of man. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LEARNING, THEORY), CONDITIONED RESPONSE, REVIEWS, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE