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By Mark A. Gluck, Eduardo Mercado, Catherine E. Myers

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And coined “effect, the law of”). 4 The Reign of Behaviorism In the 1920s, an American approach to learning emerged that was called behaviorism. Building on the work of Pavlov and Thorndike, it argued that psychology should restrict itself to the study of observable behaviors (such as lever presses, salivation, and other measurable physical actions) and avoid reference to unobservable, and often ill-defined, internal mental events (such as consciousness, intent, and thought). Proponents of this approach, who were called behaviorists, wanted to distance themselves from philosophers and psychologists who explored the inner workings of the mind through personal introspection and anecdotal observation.

Afterward, he checked which words 40 he missed, reviewed the list, and tried again. He repeated this process until he could remember all 20 words from the original list. This experiment contains the four key stages of 30 a memory experiment—learning, delay, test, relearning—that represented the basic methodology for human memory experiments for years to follow. ” Ebbinghaus was especially interested in forgetting, that is, in how memory deteriorates over time. He measured forgetting by examining how long it took him to relearn a previously learned list.

These new perspectives on the relationship between animals and humans would profoundly affect all future studies of the psychology of learning and memory. indd 11 26/11/12 4:04 PM 12 | C H A P T E R 1 In t r o d u ct o r y Mo d u le ■ T HE PSYCH OLOG Y OF LEAR N IN G AN D MEMORY © English Heritage Photo Library/The Bridgeman Art Library Erasmus Darwin (1731–1802) was the personal doctor to King George III of England, who presided over the loss of the American colonies. A man of diverse interests, Darwin wrote books of poetry as well as books on botany and studied how the application of an electrical current to the muscle of a dead animal could cause the muscle to contract and move as if it were alive.

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