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Mowrer, Orval Hobart 1907-1982

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Works: 97 works in 310 publications in 2 languages and 8,736 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: LB1051, 154.4
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Learning theory and behavior by Orval Hobart Mowrer( Book )

37 editions published between 1960 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The aim of this book is to achieve a high level of synthesis regarding learning theory and behavior. The author attempts to do so by examining both research and conjecture in a broadly historical context, in addition to presenting new experimental findings not available to earlier system makers and theorists. In this way, it is believed, empirical facts and divergent theories become maximally meaningful and most significantly related. The book begins with an introductory chapter that presents a historical review and perspective of the field of learning theory. Chapter 2 examines the law of effect, conditioning, and punishment. Chapter 3 discusses two versions of two-factor learning theory. In the fourth chapter, two conceptions of secondary reinforcement are presented. Chapters 5 and 6 continue the examination of secondary reinforcement with discussions of a unifying theory and reservations and complications. The topics of Chapter 7 are a revised two-factor theory and the concept of habit, followed by Chapter 8 which comparatively examines other theories and some further evidence. Hope, fear, and field theory are the focus of Chapter 9, and Chapter 10 focuses on reinforcement gradients and temporal integration. The book closes with two chapters on unlearning, conflict, frustration, courage, generalization, discrimination, and skill. The basic argument proposed by the author is epitomized in Chapter 7. Earlier chapters provide the logical and factual background from which this argument evolves; and the five subsequent chapters amplify and apply the argument in more specific ways. Thus, the reader who wishes a quick "look" at this volume as a whole may first read the chapter indicated; but the argument will unfold most naturally and persuasively if the chapters are read in the order in which they appear"--Publisher. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
Frustration and aggression by John Dollard( Book )

23 editions published between 1939 and 1967 in English and Italian and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the preparation of this book two aspects of the work of the Institute of Human Relations are illustrated. The first is that of cooperative research. The second aspect which this book illustrates is that of following a procedure of inquiry which is well known but seldom used in the social sciences. The problem of aggressive behavior is here advanced one step along this road which all social inquiry that aspires to become truly scientific must eventually follow. This step has consisted partly in a more systematic formulation and further elaboration of the Frustration-Aggression hypothesis which had already been stated by Freud and others, and partly in bringing together a larger body of relevant illustrative material. It is therefore in the nature of a second approximation looking toward a scientific theory of aggressive behavior. It is published in its present tentative form in the hope that it will stimulate further inquiry not only at the Institute but elsewhere. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Learning theory and the symbolic processes by Orval Hobart Mowrer( Book )

28 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Within the whole range of the behavioral sciences, few developments have been so striking and significant during the past decade as those pertaining to the symbolic processes. Many collateral influences, extending from technical philosophy to the new branch of engineering known as cybernetics, have importantly stimulated and shaped contemporary thought concerning the symbolic, or representational, processes. But we shall here be particularly concerned with the unfolding of potentialities which lay within Behaviorism itself. While originally repudiating all that was subjective and cognitive, this scientific movement has recently shown itself unexpectedly competent to deal therewith, in a framework which is at once more systematic and seminal than any approach previously available. /// Because the widespread interest in symbolic operations and communication is of relatively recent origin and still growing, the question of scope and organization of this book has been a difficult one. The reader will find that some much-publicized developments, e.g., those pertaining to so-called "information theory" and "general semantics," receive scant attention, whereas certain unconventional topics, e.g., statistics and probability theory, have been accentuated. The final chapter of the book considers the field of psychopathology. /// Because of the exploratory nature of this book and the general fomentation of the field which it represents, its "audience" cannot be precisely forecase. However, its possible uses as a supplement to the earlier book, Learning Theory and Behavior, and as a basic text in more advanced work in the psychology of learning are obvious. Moreover, special courses in communication and the symbolic processes ("Psycholinguistics") are beginning to appear in both the collegiate and graduate curricula, for which this book can also appropriately serve as a text; and specialists (and students) in such cognate areas as education, speech, logic, human engineering, psychiatry, and the social sciences generally should find relevant "collateral" reading here"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
The crisis in psychiatry and religion by Orval Hobart Mowrer( Book )

14 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning theory and personality dynamics; selected papers by Orval Hobart Mowrer( Book )

15 editions published between 1950 and 1961 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morality and mental health by Orval Hobart Mowrer( Book )

9 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new group therapy by Orval Hobart Mowrer( Book )

14 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychotherapy, theory and research by Orval Hobart Mowrer( Book )

16 editions published in 1953 in English and Undetermined and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

21 collaborators have contributed 19 chapters to this textbook devoted to a discussion of theories of personality, neurosis, and psychotherapy, and to research studies of the process of psychotherapy. 18 chapters are original papers and are abstracted separately in this issue. One chapter by Dollard and Mowrer on the Discomfort-Relief Quotient is reprinted. There is extensive literature review and the bibliographies for the separate chapters are gathered together in one 21-page bibliography. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Psychology of language and learning by Orval Hobart Mowrer( Book )

11 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conscience, contract, and social reality; theory and research in behavioral science by Ronald C Johnson( Book )

7 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaves from many seasons : selected papers by Orval Hobart Mowrer( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modification of vestibular nystagmus by means of repeated elicitation by Orval Hobart Mowrer( Book )

10 editions published between 1932 and 1970 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avoidance conditioning and signal duration, a study of secondary motivation and reward by Orval Hobart Mowrer( Book )

2 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preparatory set (expectancy)--some methods of measurement by Orval Hobart Mowrer( Book )

4 editions published between 1940 and 1970 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quest for community by Orval Hobart Mowrer( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to talk about your troubles by Orval Hobart Mowrer( Recording )

4 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A confession of past wrongs to significant others in one's life is presented as a basic therapeutic approach
Psychology of learning and language( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Positive disintegration by Kazimierz Dąbrowski( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experimentally produced "social problem" in rats by Orval Hobart Mowrer( Visual )

4 editions published in 1939 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts a social problem created by placing three rats in a Skinner box with the lever some distance from the food trough. At first any rat pressing the lever finds that the food has been eaten by others. Violent fighting over the empty trough ensues. Finally one rat discovers a way to obtain food for all three by depressing the lever several times. Points out that with this rat as the worker and the other two as parasites, class society has emerged
Psychotherapy: Theory and Research, by O. Hobart Mowrer and 21 Contributors by Orval Hobart Mowrer( Book )

1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
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Mowrer, Orval H. 1907-1982

Mowrer, Orval Hobart.

Orval Hobart Mowrer professor of psychology

Orval Hobart Mowrer US-amerikanischer Psychologe

Languages
English (241)

Italian (1)

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