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A behavior analytic view of child development by Henry D. Schlinger Jr.

By Henry D. Schlinger Jr.

Writer Henry D. Schlinger, Jr., presents the 1st textual content to illustrate how habit analysis-a average technological know-how procedure to human behavior-can be used to appreciate latest examine in baby improvement. The textual content offers a behavior-analytic interpretation of primary learn in mainstream developmental psychology, supplying a unified theoretical figuring out of kid improvement. Chapters study mnemonic, motor, perceptual, cognitive, language, and social improvement.

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The advantages of imagery relate to parallelism, acceleration, and multidimensionality. A key strength of imagery is parallelism. For example, we can monitor the movements and gestures of a half dozen people at a party or on the silver screen. On the other hand, linguistic events are sequential; we cannot usefully keep track of the conversations of these same half dozen individuals as they converse in pairs about unrelated topics. A second factor relates to the susceptibility to acceleration. In considering visual or auditory images, it is almost as easy to comprehend a picture or a sound at a speed many times faster or slower than the original, referent image.

Summary Creativity involves five factors: purpose, diversity, relationships, imagery, and externalization. The purpose, as a statement of the overall vision, specifies the mission of the creative endeavor. Diversity and relationships are primarily attributes of the solution to a difficult problem, while imagery and externalization are vehicles for enhancing the ideational process. • The purposive aspect refers to identification of the critical attributes of a problem. • The diversity factor refers to the association of objects or ideas that might previously have appeared disparate.

The northwest frontier, which defines the upper periphery of points on the chart, embodies the concept of conditional output based on the level of input. Minimal Effort Principle. Effort is a necessary but insufficient determinant of the quality of an idea. This concept is illustrated in the observation that good ideas take time to develop. For easy problems, there may be a strong correlation between the amount of time spent and the achievements won. The figure suggests, however, that a problem solver may work indefinitely on a difficult project without obtaining an acceptable solution.

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