Annals of Theoretical Psychology: Volume 1 by Dalbir Bindra (auth.), Joseph R. Royce, Leendert P. Mos

By Dalbir Bindra (auth.), Joseph R. Royce, Leendert P. Mos (eds.)

Some 100 years in the past the founding fathers expectantly introduced psychology as a technology. the basis used to be that the recent technological know-how needs to break free from its parental ties to philosophy and confine itself to collecting info, ideally within the psychology laboratory. there's little question that this early dedication to an "observation and accumulation of knowledge purely" coverage used to be useful within the launching of the hot technology. a few proposal of the way serious this circulation to empiricism used to be could be accrued from the subsequent citation taken from Wolman (1973, p. 32): It used to be no longer a simple job to remodel the previous "mental philosophy" right into a usual technological know-how. average technological know-how used commentary and experimentation; they saw their subject material, because it have been, from with no. Wundt's psychology used to be presupposed to research observable stimuli and responses, yet there has been lots that was once unobservable in psychology. even supposing the launching was once ultimately a hit, there's no doubt that the excessive hopes of the founding fathers haven't materialized.

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Structural notions were in use as far back in the nineteenth century as Herbert Spencer's "attitude of mind" (Spencer, 1862, Vol. I, p. 1). More recently and more specifically, it referred to "a state of mind of the individual toward a value" (Thomas & Znaniecki, 1918), or, generalized for psychology as a whole, as a "specific mental disposition toward an incoming (or arising) experience, whereby that experience is modified" (see Warren, 1934); and finally (that is, final for a long time) to Allport's own famous "mental and neural state of readiness, organized through experience" (Allport, 1935).

108-109) in the sense that both are symbolmanipulating systems. It is just this disregard of physical or physiological boundaries from which cognitive science gains its power. Theories of symbol-manipulating systems must have concepts of representation and of active processing units. In today's psychology of information-processing, these functions are ascribed to active cognitive structures, which generally are called schemata. Since this term is much older than cognitive science, some of its precursors will be worth mentioning.

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