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ERIC Number: ED085078
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Pages: 7
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On the Possibility of a Reinforcement Theory of Cognitive Learning.
Smith, Kendon
This paper discusses cognitive learning in terms of reinforcement theory and presents arguments suggesting that a viable theory of cognition based on reinforcement principles is not out of the question. This position is supported by a discussion of the weaknesses of theories based entirely on contiguity and of considerations that are more positive in their support of a reinforcement view. A provisional framework for explaining how cognitive activity might guide overt behavior is developed, to strengthen the reinforcement view of cognitive learning. (DP)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (81st, Montreal, Canada, August 27-31, 1973)