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Conflict, arousal, and curiosity.

Author: D E Berlyne
Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill, 1960.
Series: McGraw-Hill series in psychology.
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Berlyne, D.E.
Conflict, arousal, and curiosity.
New York, McGraw-Hill, 1960
(OCoLC)568719410
Online version:
Berlyne, D.E.
Conflict, arousal, and curiosity.
New York, McGraw-Hill, 1960
(OCoLC)609120033
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D E Berlyne
ISBN: 0070048754 9780070048751
OCLC Number: 224052
Description: xii, 350 pages illustrations 24 cm
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.
Series Title: McGraw-Hill series in psychology.
Other Titles: Arousal and curiosity

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