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Mowrer, Orval Hobart 1907-1982

Works: 105 works in 346 publications in 3 languages and 8,761 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: LB1051, 154.4
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Learning theory and behavior by Orval Hobart Mowrer( Book )

41 editions published between 1960 and 1973 in English and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aim of this book is to achieve a high level of synthesis regarding learning theory and behavior. The author attempts to do so by examining both research and conjecture in a broadly historical context, in addition to presenting new experimental findings not available to earlier system makers and theorists. In this way, it is believed, empirical facts and divergent theories become maximally meaningful and most significantly related. The book begins with an introductory chapter that presents a historical review and perspective of the field of learning theory. Chapter 2 examines the law of effect, conditioning, and punishment. Chapter 3 discusses two versions of two-factor learning theory. In the fourth chapter, two conceptions of secondary reinforcement are presented. Chapters 5 and 6 continue the examination of secondary reinforcement with discussions of a unifying theory and reservations and complications. The topics of Chapter 7 are a revised two-factor theory and the concept of habit, followed by Chapter 8 which comparatively examines other theories and some further evidence. Hope, fear, and field theory are the focus of Chapter 9, and Chapter 10 focuses on reinforcement gradients and temporal integration. The book closes with two chapters on unlearning, conflict, frustration, courage, generalization, discrimination, and skill. The basic argument proposed by the author is epitomized in Chapter 7. Earlier chapters provide the logical and factual background from which this argument evolves; and the five subsequent chapters amplify and apply the argument in more specific ways. Thus, the reader who wishes a quick "look" at this volume as a whole may first read the chapter indicated; but the argument will unfold most naturally and persuasively if the chapters are read in the order in which they appear.--(Created by APA)
Frustration and aggression by John Dollard( Book )

27 editions published between 1939 and 1967 in English and German and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the preparation of this book two aspects of the work of the Institute of Human Relations are illustrated. The first is that of cooperative research. The second aspect which this book illustrates is that of following a procedure of inquiry which is well known but seldom used in the social sciences. The problem of aggressive behavior is here advanced one step along this road which all social inquiry that aspires to become truly scientific must eventually follow. This step has consisted partly in a more systematic formulation and further elaboration of the Frustration-Aggression hypothesis which had already been stated by Freud and others, and partly in bringing together a larger body of relevant illustrative material. It is therefore in the nature of a second approximation looking toward a scientific theory of aggressive behavior. It is published in its present tentative form in the hope that it will stimulate further inquiry not only at the Institute but elsewhere. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Learning theory and the symbolic processes by Orval Hobart Mowrer( Book )

30 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Within the whole range of the behavioral sciences, few developments have been so striking and significant during the past decade as those pertaining to the symbolic processes. Many collateral influences, extending from technical philosophy to the new branch of engineering known as cybernetics, have importantly stimulated and shaped contemporary thought concerning the symbolic, or representational, processes. But we shall here be particularly concerned with the unfolding of potentialities which lay within Behaviorism itself. While originally repudiating all that was subjective and cognitive, this scientific movement has recently shown itself unexpectedly competent to deal therewith, in a framework which is at once more systematic and seminal than any approach previously available. /// Because the widespread interest in symbolic operations and communication is of relatively recent origin and still growing, the question of scope and organization of this book has been a difficult one. The reader will find that some much-publicized developments, e.g., those pertaining to so-called "information theory" and "general semantics," receive scant attention, whereas certain unconventional topics, e.g., statistics and probability theory, have been accentuated. The final chapter of the book considers the field of psychopathology. /// Because of the exploratory nature of this book and the general fomentation of the field which it represents, its "audience" cannot be precisely forecase. However, its possible uses as a supplement to the earlier book, Learning Theory and Behavior, and as a basic text in more advanced work in the psychology of learning are obvious. Moreover, special courses in communication and the symbolic processes ("Psycholinguistics") are beginning to appear in both the collegiate and graduate curricula, for which this book can also appropriately serve as a text; and specialists (and students) in such cognate areas as education, speech, logic, human engineering, psychiatry, and the social sciences generally should find relevant "collateral" reading here"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
The crisis in psychiatry and religion by Orval Hobart Mowrer( Book )

17 editions published between 1960 and 1970 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning theory and personality dynamics; selected papers by Orval Hobart Mowrer( Book )

17 editions published between 1950 and 1980 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morality and mental health by Orval Hobart Mowrer( Book )

10 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychotherapy, theory and research by Orval Hobart Mowrer( Book )

20 editions published in 1953 in English and Undetermined and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

21 collaborators have contributed 19 chapters to this textbook devoted to a discussion of theories of personality, neurosis, and psychotherapy, and to research studies of the process of psychotherapy. 18 chapters are original papers and are abstracted separately in this issue. One chapter by Dollard and Mowrer on the Discomfort-Relief Quotient is reprinted. There is extensive literature review and the bibliographies for the separate chapters are gathered together in one 21-page bibliography. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
The new group therapy by Orval Hobart Mowrer( Book )

11 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychology of language and learning by Orval Hobart Mowrer( Book )

15 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conscience, contract, and social reality; theory and research in behavioral science by Ronald C Johnson( Book )

8 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaves from many seasons : selected papers by Orval Hobart Mowrer( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modification of vestibular nystagmus by means of repeated elicitation by Orval Hobart Mowrer( Book )

8 editions published between 1932 and 1934 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avoidance conditioning and signal duration, a study of secondary motivation and reward by Orval Hobart Mowrer( Book )

3 editions published between 1942 and 2016 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preparatory set (expectancy)--some methods of measurement by Orval Hobart Mowrer( Book )

4 editions published between 1940 and 1970 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quest for community by Orval Hobart Mowrer( Book )

2 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to talk about your troubles by Orval Hobart Mowrer( Recording )

4 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A confession of past wrongs to significant others in one's life is presented as a basic therapeutic approach
Personality-shaping through positive disintegration by Kazimierz Dąbrowski( Book )

5 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in English and French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For psychologist and psychiatrist Kazimierz Dabrowski, personality is not a given - it must be consciously created and developed by the individual. In his second English-language book, Personality-Shaping Through Positive Disintegration, first published in 1967, Dr. Dabrowski presents a comprehensive treatment of personality that is still relevant, perhaps more so today than when it was first written. Here Dabrowski describes personality's individual and universal characteristics, the methods involved in shaping it, and case studies of famous personalities (including Augustine and Michelangelo) demonstrating the empirical and normative nature of personality development. Included in this edition are the original introduction, written by former APA president O. Hobart Mowrer, an appendix detailing a study on gifted children and outstanding abilities conducted by Dr. Dabrowski, as well as previously unpublished biographical pieces analyzing the personalities of Beethoven, Kierkegaard, and Unamuno
Reality therapy : a new approach to psychiatry by William Glasser( )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experimentally produced social problems in rats by Orval Hobart Mowrer( Visual )

3 editions published in 1939 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film is a demonstration of how social situations pattern behavior in rats. The film shows a competitive food-obtaining situation in which rats develop sharing or altruistic behavior. It also shows a situation in which competitive behavior becomes increasingly severe instead of developing into sharing. Displaced aggression, hoarding, and other socially significant behaviors are shown. Donated film is B-wind
The new Group Therapy by Orval Hobart Mowrer( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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