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The Resource Cognition, creativity, and behavior : selected essays, Robert Epstein ; foreword by Carl D. Cheney

Cognition, creativity, and behavior : selected essays, Robert Epstein ; foreword by Carl D. Cheney

Label
Cognition, creativity, and behavior : selected essays
Title
Cognition, creativity, and behavior
Title remainder
selected essays
Statement of responsibility
Robert Epstein ; foreword by Carl D. Cheney
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This diverse set of essays traces Epstein's experimental and theoretical work over a 15-year period. Four of the essays were coauthored by the eminent psychologist B.F. Skinner. The book demonstrates how the scientific study of the behavior can increase our understanding and effectiveness in many domains: creativity and innovation, parenting, artificial intelligence, self-improvement, and even world peace. Reviewers have praised the volume as an impressive effort by one of America's most notable psychologists
  • The volume paints a fairly consistent picture of Epstein's evolving view on cognition, creativity, and behavior. The first sections focus on generativity research and theory and on some "Columban" (pigeon) simulations of human behavior, including some related laboratory studies. The next sections cover efforts to create a comprehensive science of behavior; esssays about Skinner, one of the principal architects of behaviorism; and forays into artificial intelligence, child rearing, categorization research, and other topics. The volume concludes with some uncertain reflections on growing older and a modest proposal for a day of world peace
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Epstein, Robert
Dewey number
150.19/434
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF199
LC item number
.E67 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Skinner, B. F.
  • Cognition
  • Creative ability
  • Behaviorism (Psychology)
  • Behaviorism
  • Cognition
  • Creativity
Label
Cognition, creativity, and behavior : selected essays, Robert Epstein ; foreword by Carl D. Cheney
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [315]-343) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Just How Predictable Is Human Behavior? -- 2. Generativity Theory and Creativity -- 3. Bringing Cognition and Creativity into the Behavioral Laboratory -- 4. How to Get a Great Idea -- 5. Symbolic Communication Between Two Pigeons (Columbia livia domestica) -- 6. "Self-Awareness" in the Pigeon -- 7. The Spontaneous Use of Memoranda by Pigeons -- 8. The Spontaneous Use of a Tool by a Pigeon -- 9. "Insight" in the Pigeon: Antecedents and Determinants of an Intelligent Performance -- 10. The Spontaneous Interconnection of Three Repertoires -- 11. The Spontaneous Interconnections of Four Repertoires -- 12. Simulation Research in the Analysis of Behavior -- 13. Resurgence of Responding after the Cessation of Response-Independent Reinforcement -- 14. Resurgence of Previously Reinforced Behavior During Extinction -- 15. Extinction-Induced Resurgence: Preliminary Investigations and Possible Applications -- 16. Spontaneous and Deferred Imitation in the Pigeon
Control code
32778797
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 360 pages
Isbn
9780275944520
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95030657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Cognition, creativity, and behavior : selected essays, Robert Epstein ; foreword by Carl D. Cheney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [315]-343) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Just How Predictable Is Human Behavior? -- 2. Generativity Theory and Creativity -- 3. Bringing Cognition and Creativity into the Behavioral Laboratory -- 4. How to Get a Great Idea -- 5. Symbolic Communication Between Two Pigeons (Columbia livia domestica) -- 6. "Self-Awareness" in the Pigeon -- 7. The Spontaneous Use of Memoranda by Pigeons -- 8. The Spontaneous Use of a Tool by a Pigeon -- 9. "Insight" in the Pigeon: Antecedents and Determinants of an Intelligent Performance -- 10. The Spontaneous Interconnection of Three Repertoires -- 11. The Spontaneous Interconnections of Four Repertoires -- 12. Simulation Research in the Analysis of Behavior -- 13. Resurgence of Responding after the Cessation of Response-Independent Reinforcement -- 14. Resurgence of Previously Reinforced Behavior During Extinction -- 15. Extinction-Induced Resurgence: Preliminary Investigations and Possible Applications -- 16. Spontaneous and Deferred Imitation in the Pigeon
Control code
32778797
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 360 pages
Isbn
9780275944520
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95030657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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