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Purpose and Cognition: Edward Tolman and the Transformation of American Psychology

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This book discusses the development of Edward Tolman's purposive behaviourism from the 1920s to the 1950s, highlighting the tension between his references to cognitive processes and the dominant behaviourist trends. It shows how Tolman incorporated concepts from European scholars, including Egon Brunswik and the Gestalt psychologists, to justify a more purposive form of behaviourism and how the theory evolved in response to the criticisms of his contemporaries. The manuscript also discusses Tolman's political activities, ...

Purpose and Cognition: Edward Tolman and the Transformation of American Psychology 2017, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107122505

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