By John J. Furedy, Christine P. Furedy (auth.), Hy I. Day (eds.)

ISBN-10: 1461331951

ISBN-13: 9781461331957

ISBN-10: 1461331978

ISBN-13: 9781461331971

It has been either a excitement and an honor to edit this e-book. The excitement has been in interacting with the proficient authors who wrote the chapters for this quantity and the glory has been in understanding that the booklet is devoted to an excellent guy and a super psychologist-Daniel E. Berlyne. all of the participants to this publication were touched, at your time, by way of Dan Berlyne and his rules. even if as his lecturers, his colleages, his friends, his scholars, or his pals and arguing companions, we now have all felt his presence and been superior via it. The checklist of members to this quantity is big and will were a lot better, for a couple of humans, in reality, contacted me for the oppor­ tunity to give a contribution after they heard concerning the function of this ebook. it's also a global checklist, for Dan Berlyne's contacts have been overseas. the variety in content material and magnificence can be intentional. The authors have been invited to give a contribution an unique paper within the box within which they're shortly engaged, no matter if theoretical or a file of empirical paintings, and to point the contribution that Dan Berlyne had made to their paintings. because the reader will notice, contributions diversity from own and get in touch with in a laboratory to rules that elicit controversy, argument, and extensive re­ seek. Daniel Ellis Berlyne was once born in Selford, England, a suburb of guy­ chester,in 1924, and died in Toronto, Canada, on November 2, 1976.

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Theories of motivation. In B. B. ), Handbook of general psychology. : Prentice-Hall, 1973. MADSEN, K. B. Modern theories of motivation. Copenhagen: Munksgaard, 1974. OLSEN, T. P. Indlaering og Nysgerrighed, D. E. Berlyne's Teori. Kobenhavn: Munksgaard, 1970. POPPER, K. ES, , The self and its brain. New York: Springer, 1977. PRIBRAM, K. The languages of the brain. : Prentice-Hall, 1971. 3 The Quest for the Inverted U EDWARD L. WALKER The quest for the inverted V, although not without historical precedents, received its major modern impetus with the publication of Daniel E.

Berlyne defines this stimulus variable in accordance with "information theory," but it would take too long to present it here. 3. "Complexity" is a third basic characteristic of stimulus patterns. These stimulus variables depend on the number of elements in the stimulus pattern, on the dissimilarity of the elements, and on the degree of "cohesion" of the pattern. Some of these stimulus variables can be defined in terms of information theory, with uncertainty as the basic variable (called entropy in information theory).

Q. Q. 86 Second, we shall try to evaluate the practical utility of Berlyne's theory. Unfortunately, we do not have a quantitative estimation of the practical utility of theories. A possible solution to this problem could be to make a statistical enumeration of quotations of references to Berlyne's theory in educational literature or other applied-science literature. Without such exact data, we must rely on our subjective evaluations. And it is my subjective evaluation that Berlyne's theory is one of the most influential psychological theories in education-at least as seen from the Danish viewpoint (see Olsen, 1970).

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