By John J. Furedy, Christine P. Furedy (auth.), Hy I. Day (eds.)
It has been either a excitement and an honor to edit this publication. The excitement has been in interacting with the proficient authors who wrote the chapters for this quantity and the respect has been in figuring out that the publication is devoted to an outstanding guy and an excellent psychologist-Daniel E. Berlyne. the entire individuals to this e-book were touched, at it slow, by means of Dan Berlyne and his principles. no matter if as his lecturers, his colleages, his friends, his scholars, or his pals and arguing companions, we've got all felt his presence and been better through it. The record of members to this quantity is huge and will were a lot better, for a few humans, in reality, contacted me for the oppor tunity to give a contribution after they heard in regards to the goal of this e-book. it's also a world record, for Dan Berlyne's contacts have been foreign. the range in content material and elegance is usually intentional. The authors have been invited to give a contribution an unique paper within the box during which they're shortly engaged, no matter if theoretical or a record of empirical paintings, and to point the contribution that Dan Berlyne had made to their paintings. because the reader will observe, contributions variety from own and call in a laboratory to principles 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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Many of these experiments were made by Berlyne and his co-workers. Others were made by diverse American, European, and Soviet psychologists. Many of these experiments have an interest both for general psychologists and for educational psychologists, but it would lead us too far afield to review them in this paper. 6 It is sufficient to state that, in the present author's opinion, Berlyne's theory is based on firm empirical ground. SIt is also impossible to discuss here Berlyne's application of his theory to "Art" and "Humor" (1960, 1971).
AFFECTIVE STIMULI " 3. STRONG EXTERNAL STIMULI 4. INTERNAL STIMULI ARISING FROM NEEDS b. Uncertainty d. Surprisingness 4. Schematic representation of the independent empirical variables in Berlyne's theory. ") FIGURE A METASCIENTIFIC STUDY 35 3. Classification in accordance with the object: a. "Specific exploration," which has the function of providing stimulation from a specific source (often motivated by curiosity) b. "Diversive exploration," which has the function of providing stimulation in general (often motivated by "bordeom") and is named "recreation," "entertainment," etc.
Berlyne's Philosophy of the World Berlyne has no explicit formulations about his conception of the mind-brain problem. But from the more explicit part of his metalevel, we can infer that Berlyne presupposed a neutral-monistic theory about the psychophysical relationship between mind-or consciousness-and brain. There were some doubts left in the present author's mind, but after some discussion with Berlyne it became clear that he adopted the neutral-monistic theory (and not a materialistic theory which was the other possibility).
Advances in Intrinsic Motivation and Aesthetics by John J. Furedy, Christine P. Furedy (auth.), Hy I. Day (eds.)