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Mowrer, Orval Hobart 1907-1982

Overview
Works: 98 works in 304 publications in 2 languages and 8,783 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 1,370 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 )
25 editions published between 1939 and 1967 in English and Italian and held by 1,173 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 968 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 862 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 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Morality and mental health by Orval Hobart Mowrer( Book )
8 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The new group therapy by Orval Hobart Mowrer( Book )
13 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Psychotherapy, theory and research by Orval Hobart Mowrer( Book )
7 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 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conscience, contract, and social reality; theory and research in behavioral science by Ronald C Johnson( Book )
6 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leaves from many seasons : selected papers by Orval Hobart Mowrer( Book )
4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 240 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 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Psychotherapy : theory and research by Orval Hobart Mowrer( )
8 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 80 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)
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 51 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 48 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
Personality-shaping through 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
Reality therapy : a new approach to psychiatry by William Glasser( )
in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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English (236)
Italian (1)
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