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Author Berlyne, D. E.

Title Conflict, arousal, and curiosity / D.E. Berlyne
Published New York : McGraw-Hill, 1960


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  150.1943 Ber/Caa  AVAILABLE
Description 350 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series McGraw-Hill series in psychology
McGraw-Hill series in psychology.
Contents 1. Stimulus selection and conflict -- 2. Novelty, uncertainty, conflict, complexity : Novelty ; Uncertainty and information theory ; Degree of conflict ; Complexity ; Collative variables -- 3. Attention : The reticular arousal system ; The direction of attention ; Attention in performance ; Attention in learning ; Attention in remembering ; Conclusions -- 4. Exploratory behavior: II. locomotor exploration : Determinants of inspective locomotor exploration ; Interaction with other activities and the drives corresponding to them ; Inquisitive locomotor exploration and spontaneous alternation ; Locomotor exploration and learning -- 6. Exploratory behavior: III. investigatory responses : Extrinsic investigatory responses ; Intrinsic investigatory responses in mice and rats ; Intrinsic investigatory responses in monkeys and apes ; Intrinsic investigatory responses in human infants ; Intrinsic investigatory responses in human adults and older children -- 7. Toward a theory of exploratory behavior: I. arousal and drive : the concept of drive ; Determinants of arousal ; Interaction between the RAS and the cerebral cortex ; Arousal tonus and anticipatory arousal ; Boredom -- 8. Toward a theory of exploratory behavior: II. arousal potential: perceptual curiosity: and learning : The relief of perceptual curiosity by specific exploration ; The arousal jag ; The quest for intermediate arousal potential ; Equivalence of various forms of arousal potential ; Intraindividual and interindividual differences ; Exploration, arousal, perceptual curiosity, and learning in general -- 9. Art and humor : Unity in diversity ; Aesthetic organization ; Rhythm ; Experimental aesthetics ; Mathematical aesthetics ; Variations in taste ; Balance ; The dynamics of arousal ; Humor -- 10. Epistemic behavior: knowledge and thinking : Varieties of epistemic behavior ; The functioning of knowledge ; The development of thinking ; The motivational problems of thinking ; The role of extrinsic motivation ; The role of conceptual conflict ; Individual differences -- 11. Toward a theory of epistemic behavior: conceptual conflict and epistemic curiosity : Varieties of conceptual conflict ; The sequence of events ; The reduction of conflict by the acquisition of knowledge ; Experimental evidence ; Conclusions
Notes Includes bibliographies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Arousal (Physiology)
Behaviorism (Psychology)
Human behavior.
LC no. 60008017
Other Titles Arousal and curiosity
Arousal and curiosity