ERIC Number: ED038013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Social Behaviorism, Human Motivation, and the Conditioning Therapies.
Staats, Arthur W.
The author conceives of the human emotional system as being composed of three functions of motivational stimuli: (a) the attitudinal or emotional, (b) the reinforcing, and (c) the discriminative controlling function which the stimuli acquire. He defines and describes each of these functions and their effect on integrated learning principles. He discusses the use of his concept of human behavior on techniques of behavior modification and behavior therapy. The limitations and inadequacies in present learning theories are pointed out and the implications this way of examining behavior has for theoretical analysis of instrumental behavior are suggested. A bibliography is supplied. (JY)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Dept. of Psychology.