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Reminiscence, Motivation, and Personality

A Case Study in Experimental Psychology

Authors: Eysenck, Hans

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This is a book on reminiscence, or more modestly a book on reminiscence in motor tasks, or more modestly still on reminiscence in pursuit rotor learning, with occasional references to other types of reminiscence. The vast majority of experiments investigating reminiscence with the pur­ suit rotor have been carried out within the framework of Hullian learn­ ing theory. Thus, of necessity, this book also will be much concerned with that theory. Some readers may feel that so much detailed attention paid to one piece of apparatus and one now rather discredited theory, is overdone; we could not agree with such an evaluation. There are several features of pursuit-rotor performance which make it particularly worthy of attention. One of the more important of these features is the easy replicability of many of the phenomena found in performance of this task; this is our first point. Replicability is the life blood of science; what cannot be replicated by any well-trained observer is of doubtful status in science, and on this score pursuit-rotor work certainly emerges as perhaps the most reliable set of observations in experimental psychology. The effects of massing and spacing; of rest pauses of different length; of switching from massed to spaced learn­ ing, or vice versa; of interpolating different activities; of introducing distracting stimuli; of switching from right to left hand, or vice versa; of changing the speed of rotation, or the diameter of the target disk­ these are clear-cut and replicable as few phenomena in psychology are.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Kraepelin and the Age of Innocence

    Eysenck, H. J. (et al.)

    Pages 3-35

  • The Pursuit Rotor: An Apparatus for All Occasions

    Eysenck, H. J. (et al.)

    Pages 37-64

  • The Beginning of Investigations on a Grand Scale

    Eysenck, H. J. (et al.)

    Pages 65-96

  • The All-Purpose Apparatus Meets the All-Purpose Theory

    Eysenck, H. J. (et al.)

    Pages 97-128

  • Reminiscence and Motivation

    Eysenck, H. J. (et al.)

    Pages 131-164

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reminiscence, Motivation, and Personality
Book Subtitle
A Case Study in Experimental Psychology
Authors
Copyright
1977
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4684-2244-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4684-2244-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4684-2246-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 430
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