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Hebb, D. O. (Donald Olding)

Works: 69 works in 343 publications in 11 languages and 3,533 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Other, Contributor
Classifications: QP356, 131
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Most widely held works by D. O Hebb
A textbook of psychology by D. O Hebb( Book )

132 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"About six years ago I took a new look at the introductory course in psychology and finding no textbook that covered what I wanted in subject matter, was driven to write one. This book is the result. In it I attempt to clarify and codify the ideas which make up the main structure of psychological theory in ways that will be intelligible to the beginning student and at the same time reasonably rigorous. In doing so I have omitted (or treated very succinctly) matters that have traditionally made up a good proportion of the introductory course; and have included others that are, as far as I know, here stated formally for the first time. My object has been to include the ideas and information needed for the understanding of psychological problems, as far as this is feasible in an introductory textbook, and to exclude the merely traditional. The raison d'°tre of the content, the underlying philosophy of science, will be found in Chapters 1 and 13. Psychology is fundamentally a biological science, not a social science, nor a profession; out of it have grown social psychology and applied psychology, both of which now exist in their own right as disciplines distinct from the parent stem--and yet maintaining their organic relation with it. The relation exists because both demand a solid understanding of the mechanisms of behavior in the individual subject. The student's approach to either social or applied psychology, therefore, is through the ideas of "biological" psychology--the theories of learning, perception, emotion and so on which are biological because they have always been profoundly influenced by neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, and evolutionary and genetic theory. This book is meant both for the student who will go on to further courses in the subject, and for the one who takes only one, the "terminal," course. Both pedagogically and professionally, it seems to me that the terminal course should be no less scientific than the one which is an introduction to further work. If psychology is a science, it should be presented as a science; it is at least as interesting, intellectually, as its applications, and I surely do not need to argue here that basic science is in the long run a very practical training. We would not think at the graduate level of turning out practitioners without a thorough basic training; we insist instead that a critical understanding is vital to the professional psychologist. Training in methods only, it is agreed, is a mistake. But if we give a first course which is primarily concerned with personal adjustment and the like, we are making precisely that mistake. The function of the course instead should be to develop critical understanding, to prepare the student to evaluate his later reading in the field of method, and prepare him also to understand the new methods that will be developed after he has left his "terminal" course. Valuable as the practical methods of psychology now are, I believe that those of the future will be more valuable still; if so, the theoretical and academic course isas I have said abovethe most practical one in the long run. In the references to be found in the Notes at the end of each chapter, I have chosen primarily to refer to textbooks; and especially to the three handbooks of general experimental psychology. For the more advanced student who may wish to use the book, however, I have also given some references to the original literature"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Essay on mind by D. O Hebb( Book )

20 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donald Olding Hebb, referred to by American Psychologist as one of ""the 20th century's most eminent and influential theorists in the realm of brain function and behavior, "" contributes greatly to the understanding of mind and thought in Essays on Mind. His objective was to learn about thought which he considered ""the central problem of psychology -- but also, not less important, to learn how to think clearly about thought, which is philosophy."" The volume is written for advanced undergraduates, graduates, professionals, and lay people interested in or studying the mind. Hebb
The conceptual nervous system by D. O Hebb( Book )

8 editions published between 1955 and 1982 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The organization of behavior; a neuropsychological theory by D. O Hebb( Book )

45 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its publication in 1949, D.O. Hebb's, The Organization of Behavior has been one of the most influential books in the fields of psychology and neuroscience. However, the original edition has been unavailable since 1966, ensuring that Hebb's comment that a classic normally means "cited but not read" is true in his case. This new edition rectifies a long-standing problem for behavioral neuroscientists--the inability to obtain one of the most cited publications in the field.$linebreak$ The Organization of Behavior played a significant part in stimulating the investigation of the neural foundations of behavior and continues to be inspiring because it provides a general framework for relating behavior to synaptic organization through the dynamics of neural networks.$linebreak$D.O. Hebb was also the first to examine the mechanisms by which environment and experience can influence brain structure and function, and his ideas formed the basis for work on enriched environments as stimulants for behavioral development.$linebreak$References to Hebb, the Hebbian cell assembly, the Hebb synapse, and the Hebb rule increase each year. These forceful ideas of 1949 are now applied in engineering, robotics, and computer science, as well as neurophysiology, neuroscience, and psychology--a tribute to Hebb's foresight in developing a foundational neuropsychological theory of the organization of behavior
Psycho-physiologie du comportement by D. O Hebb( Book )

12 editions published in 1958 in French and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychologie, science moderne by D. O Hebb( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in French and English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nature of thought : essays in honor of D.O. Hebb by D. O Hebb( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1980. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
The neuropsychology of Lashley; selected papers by Karl S Lashley( Book )

4 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neurophysiologie / Lashley, Karl Spencer
L'organizzazione del comportamento by D. O Hebb( Book )

2 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pszichológia alapkérdései by D. O Hebb( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in Hungarian and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brain mechanisms and intelligence; a quantitative study of injuries to the brain by Karl S Lashley( Book )

6 editions published between 1929 and 1963 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(From the 1929 text) The experiments reported in the following pages are a continuation of a program for an analysis of the neural mechanisms which play a part in learning. /// Results are interpreted in relation to current theories and have perhaps made wider applications than their limited character justifies. The experiments constitute the first attempt to apply quantitative methods to both neurological and behavior data. They show that the method is capable of giving consistent results relevant to the fundamental problems of the nature and mechanisms and learning and problem-solving. /// The experiments in the following study ... have developed out of the necessity of seeking explanations for facts which have evolved as the work progressed. It was undertaken primarily to discover whether or not the quantitative relationship previously found between cerebral injury and the retention of the habit of brightness discrimination would hold for a habit of a different type. It gave the result that relearning of the maze after cerebral insult might require many times more practice than initial learning. This led to the series of experiments dealing with the influence of cerebral lesions upon the initial formation of a variety of habits, which are reported as logically first. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Los orígenes del comportamiento humano by Rubén Ardila( )

2 editions published in 1979 in Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kōdōgaku nyūmon by Yukio Mishima( Book )

8 editions published between 1964 and 1975 in Japanese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psykologi på biologisk grund by D. O Hebb( Book )

5 editions published between 1964 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einfuehrung in die moderne Psychologie : Uebertr. von Bertram E. Stoeffelmayr by D. O Hebb( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Role of experience by Voice of America (Organization)( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science, psychology, and freedom by D. O Hebb( Recording )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Control of the mind series by Voice of America (Organization)( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mind-body problem : a psychobiological approach by Mario Bunge( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Textbook of psychology (psychology revivals) by D. O Hebb( Book )

3 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donald Hebb was one of the most influential psychologists of the 20th century and the first version of this textbook was written in 1958. This 4th edition, co-authored with Donderi, was originally published in 1987 and the object of the book was to introduce the student to the scientific study of the human mind and behaviour. The authors' concern was with scientific psychology and fundamental principles. They felt this understanding was the best preparation to following future developments in psychological knowledge and to understand the changes in how that knowledge was applied. Although p
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Essay on mind
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Donald Hebb Canadees psycholoog (1904-1985)

Donald O. Hebb Canadian neuroscientist

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Hebb, D.O. 1904-1985

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Доналд Хеб

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دونالد او. هب

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ヘッブ, D. O.


The organization of behavior; a neuropsychological theory